Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics



CQ INTERVIEW

CQ Interview: A Diagnosis of Undue Influence: Congressman Henry Waxman on Science and Politics


STEVE  HEILIG  a1
a1 Steve Heilig, M.P.H., is Director of Public Health and Education at the San Francisco Medical Society, Director of the Bay Area Network of Ethics Committees, San Francisco, California, and Co-Editor of the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics

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Busy physicians and scientists tend to be willfully naive about politics. Physics, chemistry, and biology are clean—that is, subject to relatively consistent and identifiable laws or at least trends and, certainly in the case of medicine, beneficial when properly applied. Politics, on the other hand, tend to be unpredictable, murky, and dirty—that is, too often all about self-serving power and, ultimately, money.



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