Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Fishbein Fellow.
Toward the end of her comprehensive overview that dissects the child health advocacy movement in the United States, Judith Palfrey, MD, the Terry B. Brazelton Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, makes this statement: “Few people consider that they are against children, but the fact is that few people are actually for children.” With these words, she powerfully describes the paradox behind a community and legislative inertia that has left nearly 10 million children uninsured and continues to scar the federal moral compass.
Fine BR. Child Health in America: Making a Difference Through Advocacy. JAMA. 2007;297(24):2767-2772. doi:10.1001/jama.297.24.2768