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They Lie By Leonard Zwelling          It took a while to find out what really happened at My Lai on March 16, 1968. We still don’t really know what happened in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963. I suspect there is much about 9/11//01 that we will never know and surely about Edward Snowden, Michael ...

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Sex, Love, Drugs, Money and Power: The Answers to the Question-Why?

Sex, Love, Drugs, Money and Power: The Answers to the Question-Why? By Leonard Zwelling        In the many conversations I have had of late about what is happening in MD Anderson’s executive suite, the relationship between those in the suite and the rest of the institution, the behavior of Anderson’s faculty revealed in a Houston ...

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Quality, Quality, All Is Quality

Quality, Quality, All Is Quality By Leonard Zwelling          Obviously, this is a little play on the words in Ecclesiastes 1:2: “Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.” When I was a Duke freshman and had to read both the Old and New Testament (the latter for the first time ...

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When A Mistake Isn’t: Conflict of Interest, Drone Strikes, and Malevolence vs. Incompetence

When A Mistake Isn’t: Conflict of Interest, Drone Strikes, and Malevolence vs. Incompetence        This morning, April 23, the country is being bombarded with two stories of bad judgment, maybe?        In the first (urls, below), President Obama has admitted that raids (probably drone strikes) in the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan meant to ...

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The First Half Million Is the Hardest

The First Half Million Is the Hardest By Leonard Zwelling        You know this isn’t about the salaries of the MD Anderson executives.  The number is too small!        The blog has just passed 500,000 page views. This is truly remarkable—at least to me and probably to my high school English teachers.        Thank you ...

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“Senator, You’re No Jack Kennedy”

“Senator, You’re No Jack Kennedy” by Leonard Zwelling “Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy”….But On the Other Hand You Do Remind of Another President…       The first part of this is a quote from the late, great Texas senator, ...

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Mickey By Leonard Zwelling             He only ever had two names: Dr. LeMaistre or Mickey. I had to know him for 20 years before I switched from the first to the second.             I have written many times about Dr. LeMaistre. He hired me. He nurtured me. He hired others who also nurtured me, my ...

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The Next Generation of Doctors and Presidents

The Next Generation of Doctors and Presidents By Leonard Zwelling          I was discussing a problem of recruiting with a physician friend from an institution in a state other than Texas. This state, like Texas, has significant barriers to medical licensure for those whose training occurred offshore, let alone out of state. As any of ...

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VERY SPECIAL EXTRA: Have You No Decency?

Have You No Decency? By Leonard Zwelling “Senator, may we not drop this? We know he belonged to the Lawyers Guild. Let us not assassinate this lad further, Senator. You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?” From Joseph N. Welch on June ...

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