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.

WRITTEN BY Theodore Dalrymple
A new study seeks to answer the question of how far blood pressure should be lowered.
Some insurers are employing radiology benefit management firms to approve or deny physicians’ requests.
Ten percent of seniors suffer physical, psychological, financial, or sexual abuse.
Something to consider before going under the knife.
Two large publishers of scientific journals have retracted more than 100 papers in the last year.
Or are they mostly bureaucratic exercises these days?