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Books, Journals, New Media
December 5, 2001

Political CorrectnessPC, M. D.: How Political Correctness Is Corrupting Medicine

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2001;286(21):2738-2740. doi:10.1001/jama.286.21.2738-JBK1205-2-1

PC, M. D. is a well-written somewhat journalistic presentation of the threat from liberal social policies and programs and their "indoctrinologists"to the effective practice of medicine. The author acknowledges support from a variety of organizations, which include the American Enterprise Institute, where she is currently a Fellow. The author is a former Robert Wood Johnson Fellow and a practicing psychiatrist.

The thesis of this book is that social activists and scholars, particularly those in schools of public health, are over-emphasizing the importance of culture and social inequities. Dr Satel calls attention to instances in which "politically correct" or "PC" medicine ignores or is ignorant of the real causes and cures of sickness. Ideologies are dispensed instead of the best care that medicine has to offer.

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