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Cheering Muslims in New Jersey; Cures For Cancer; Big Lies

Cheering Muslims in New Jersey; Cures For Cancer; Big Lies By Leonard Zwelling          It should no longer be a surprise to anyone that men like Hitler and Stalin could rise to power while lying to their people. Donald Trump and Ben Carson are giving it a try here in the USA.          Dr. Carson’s ...

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The Right To Try Is Not the Answer. Greater Access to Less Rigid Trials Is

The Right To Try Is Not the Answer. Greater Access to Less Rigid Trials Is By Leonard Zwelling http://www.wsj.com/articles/winning-the-right-to-save-your-own-life-1448574113          The Wall Street Journal on Friday, November 27 published an op-ed by Darcy Olsen of the Goldwater Institute advocating greater access of patients to on-demand, potentially life-saving, but yet to be approved therapies outside the ...

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Mr. Admiral Chancellor: With All Due Respect, National Defense Is No Longer Your Field

Mr. Admiral Chancellor: With All Due Respect, National Defense Is No Longer Your Field By Leonard Zwelling http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/nation-world/nation/article/McRaven-advocates-U-S-led-coalition-troops-on-6647550.php          I do not disagree with Chancellor McRaven’s opinions about ISIS and the role of the United States in leading the ineluctable war against these religious zealots (see above). I do, however, believe that his comments in ...

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Saving Me: The Reason I Went To Medical School

Saving Me: The Reason I Went To Medical School By Leonard Zwelling          Picture this.          On the 6th floor of the Durham VA Hospital in July of 1975, next to the nursing station of the government issue brick building, was a small room where the Duke interns and residents on internal medicine floor 6A did their ...

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At Some Point, You Have To Lead

At Some Point, You Have To Lead By Leonard Zwelling          I voted for Mr. Obama. Twice. I do not regret these votes for several reasons.          In 2008-2009, during the period when I resided at Ground Zero Government Version 232.0, aka Capitol Hill, I watched as the Democrats seized control of the entire federal ...

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Paranoia Strikes Deep

Paranoia Strikes Deep By Leonard Zwelling Paranoia strikes deep Into your life it will creep It starts when you’re always afraid You step out of line, the man come and take you away From “For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield, written by Stephen Stills          I find myself constantly explaining the situation at MD ...

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Would We Know a Cancer Breakthrough When We Saw It?

Would We Know a Cancer Breakthrough When We Saw It? By Leonard Zwelling          As I wrote last week, our last stop before St. Luke’s was Duke. It’s fall here in Durham and the leaves are turning, the air is crisp and both the basketball and football teams are in action. We were able to ...

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EXTRA: Paris

Paris By Leonard Zwelling          In an extremely thoughtful piece in the NY Times on Saturday, Frank Bruni advocates for allowing the dust to settle and the blood in the streets of Paris to congeal before the United States determines what an appropriate response to the carnage is to be: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/14/opinion/the-exploitation-of-paris.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region&_r=0          This is very ...

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UT Plan Will Damage UH

UT Plan Will Damage UH By Leonard Zwelling          While I am an ardent fan of Chancellor McRaven, I believe that his latest plan to create another UT campus in Houston on 332 acres of land south of the TMC is not well considered. The headline in the Houston Chronicle on November 6 indicates why. ...

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My Three Other Homes-Jewish, Jewish, Chapel

My Three Other Homes-Jewish, Jewish, Chapel By Leonard Zwelling I live in Houston, Texas and I love it. I do not believe that I have ever felt more at home anywhere in my life than I do here in Houston. The diversity of the city constantly astounds. The blend of the crowded and the spacious, ...

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