Roger L. Simon

The Medical Bell Curve

We all want and should have as much good information as possible about our doctors. That we don’t have enough is the sympathetic underlying thesis of Atul Gawande’s new piece in The New Yorker. It focuses on cystic fibrosis, the genetic lung disease about which I know next to nothing. Soxblog, however, appears to know a lot and thinks Gawande’s analysis is dangerous. Worth considering, even if he is a Celtics fan (Okay, cystici fibrosis is not a joking matter).