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Sally Satel, M.D.
How Political Correctness is Corrupting Medicine
About the Author
Medicine and Psychiatry
Tobacco Harm Reduction
Testimony and Related Commentary
Vaccines probably don’t work on me. So I must rely on others to beat covid-19.
Race for the Vaccine
The Hypocritical Oath: Doctors should not pretend that they are experts in how society should be run.
The Public-Health Establishment Has Diminished Its Credibility
Give Hospital Workers Hazard Pay
Inside the Controversy over ‘the Chinese Virus’
Feds Owe the Public ‘Corrective Statements’ on Vaping
The Addiction Doctor Isn’t in
What to do about heroin addicts who keep OD’ing
What’s the best way to battle the expanding Zika epidemic?
Treatment Alone Won’t Stop Heroin Epidemic
Why Public Health Advocates Care More About Heroin Addicts Than Smokers
Double Standard: E-Cigarettes Vs. Medical Marijuana
Hospitals aren’t the VA’s only scandal
Brain Science Not Ready to Replace Mad Men
Humanitarian and financial motives intertwine all the time
Should More Veterans Get P.T.S.D. Benefits?
Tempest In A C-Cup
Clinical Trials, Wrapped in Red Tape
The Kindness of Strangers: And the cruelty of some medical ethicists.
The IOM Report: Too Quick to Diagnose Bias
Where’s the Choice?
Good to Grow
Good to Grow (Unabridged Version)
An Infantile Policy
Just the Facts, Ma’am
Data do not support ban on silicone breast implants
Bread and Shelter, Yes. Psychiatrists, No.
TCS Convention on Biodiversity Coverage: Diminishing Biodiverse Returns
Race and medicine can mix without prejudice
A Case of Colorblind Care
WHO’s Dubious Bag of HIV Medicines
WHO’s Dubious Bag of HIV Medicines (Unabridged Version)
Don’t Despair over Disparities
Health and the Income Inequality Hypothesis: A Doctrine in Search of Data
Kumbayah Medicine: Why is the government paying for research into wacky alternative treatments?
I Am a Racially Profiling Doctor (Erratum?)
Racist Doctors? Don’t Believe The Media Hype
Menopause Envy: Not all guys have changed since September 11
Public Health? Forget It; Cosmic Issues Beckon
Medicine’s Race Problem
(This article now appears in The Best American Science Writing 2002 edited by Matt Ridley, Ecco/Harper Collins)
In Focus: Guest Editorial: Affirmative Action
The Newest Feminist Icon—a Killer Mom
Does Inequality Make You Sick? The dangers of the new public health crusade
Feminism Is Bad for Women’s Health Care
The indoctrinologists are coming
NOW’s Time Is Past
The Politicization of Public Health