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Theodore Dalrymple

Theodore Dalrymple, a physician, is a contributing editor of City Journal and the Dietrich Weismann Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. His new book is Second Opinion: A Doctor's Notes from the Inner City.
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Do Proactive Measures by Doctors Aid in Smoking Cessation?

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 - by Theodore Dalrymple

It is mistaken to treat a voluntary behavior as if it were a disease, and then try to "treat" it.

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Does Fish Oil Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Immortality is but a diet away.

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Is Grief Always Depression?

Sunday, June 17th, 2012 - by Theodore Dalrymple

The American Psychiatric Association thinks so.

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Mother Awarded $520,000 in Child Support from Doctor for Botched Abortion

Thursday, June 14th, 2012 - by Theodore Dalrymple

What about the father?

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Should Women’s High School Soccer Be Banned To Reduce Knee Injuries?

Sunday, June 10th, 2012 - by Theodore Dalrymple

The case for banning adolescent female soccer on grounds of health and safety is clear.

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Does ‘Good Cholesterol’ Really Help Prevent Heart Attacks?

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 - by Theodore Dalrymple

A Lancet study casts doubt on previous research.

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On Exercise and Laugh Expectancy

Monday, May 21st, 2012 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Can sufficient exercise achieve immortality? The Lancet seems to think so.

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Teaching Doctors the ‘End of Life Conversation’

Sunday, May 13th, 2012 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Do dying patients want someone else to make decisions for them?

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The Limits of Patient Autonomy

Saturday, May 5th, 2012 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Does the patient have the right to make a decision on what medical treatment, if any, to have?

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Do Nicotine Patches Actually Work?

Sunday, April 29th, 2012 - by Theodore Dalrymple

When in doubt, prescribe.

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The Myth of the Benign Nature of Herbal Remedies

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Man does not live by rationality alone.

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Aspirin: The Elixir of Life?

Friday, April 20th, 2012 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Three new studies show the surprising benefits of taking low doses of aspirin daily.

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Study: Surgery Not Always Necessary for Appendicitis

Sunday, April 8th, 2012 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Significant new findings.

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The Danger of Opioid Prescriptions for Vets

Sunday, March 18th, 2012 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Doctors are careless of whether or not they turn them into addicts.

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Genomic Medicine: A Great Leap Forward?

Thursday, March 8th, 2012 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Ethical questions and incomplete knowledge are slowing progress in the study of genes.

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Should We Be Worried about Bird Flu?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Not knowing how anxious I ought to be makes me … well, anxious.

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Can Children Be Manipulated into Eating Their Veggies?

Monday, February 20th, 2012 - by Theodore Dalrymple

How come French children don't need to be experimented upon by psychologists to get them to eat well?

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Should the ‘Morning After’ Pill Be Available to All Ages?

Thursday, January 26th, 2012 - by Theodore Dalrymple

The idea of handing them out to 10 and 11 year olds with no questions asked seems callous and unfeeling.

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Misusing Copyright Laws in Medicine

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 - by Theodore Dalrymple

A questionnaire used millions of times by doctors is now subject to copyright law.

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Medical Journal Myopia Regarding Third World Health Care

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 - by Theodore Dalrymple

The march of folly never ceases.

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How P.C. Redefines and Distorts the Definition of Child Abuse

Monday, January 2nd, 2012 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Child abuse started out as fractured legs and broken skulls, and has ended up as assaults on self-esteem.

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Big Anti-Tobacco?

Sunday, December 25th, 2011 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Those with vested interests in smoking cessation somehow avoid scrutiny. Hmm.

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Are There Health Effects Due to the Financial Crisis?

Friday, December 16th, 2011 - by Theodore Dalrymple

What ails the Greeks can't be treated by doctors.

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Is Salt Really Bad for Your Heart?

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Will the killjoys at the American Medical Association finally allow the Morton's Salt Girl to come out and play?

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The Measure of a Life Worth Living

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 - by Theodore Dalrymple

A peer reviewed study shows that some people living in a vegetative state may be more "alive" than previously thought.

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