Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Medicine and Politics: The Surgeon General's Battlefield
Annals of Medical School interviews former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop about the events of the summer of 2007 surrounding the office of Surgeon General. It looks at how the most recent Surgeon General, Dr. Richard Carmona, brought the office into the spotlight by accusing the Bush Administration of restricting his medical message, and discusses how medicine and politics intermingle.