Monthly Archives: November 2003

Now That MRI Has Got Its Nobel Prize

       were awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for their contribution to the development of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Paul Lauterbur, who has been associated … Continue reading

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Adding Health and Care to Our Healthcare System

     contributing a personal anecdote on health care I was immediately inspired to write about my mother.My mother’s “missed” diagnosis, her unnecessary surgery, her fight for life after the surgery, the month in the hospital that … Continue reading

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Experiences Within and Without the Medical System

After deciding upon the theme of “health care” for our November issue, the Public i editorial collective asked fellow community members to share their personal experiences with the health care system, whether positive or negative (we anticipated more of the … Continue reading

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In Defense of No Schooling

This is in reference to the articles on public schooling by Belden Fields and Margaret Kosal in the October issue of Public I, ostensibly rebutting my essay “Children’s Liberation”(Se[tember issue). I do not mind someone writing a defense of public … Continue reading

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Diagnosis of a Failing Medical System

Few would dispute the assertion that the United States health care system is in deep crisis. Health care spending for 2001 was more than $1.4 trillion, or 14.1% of the GDP. This comes to spending per person of $4,631, compared … Continue reading

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