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
Why we need to rethink our understanding of addiction, and how to fight it.
Five fat monkeys may have the answers.
Can primary care physicians be induced to prescribe less dangerously? A recent study attempted to find out.
Is avoidance the wrong policy?
New study looks at whether antibiotics in addition to surgical drainage is advantageous.
Is treatment necessary in all cases?