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In the midwestern prairie land that offered economic opportunity to oppressed peoples from Northern Europe a century ago, hope of a better life now inspires more than 30,000 recent refugees—most of them from Southeast Asia and a startling number of them survivors of politically motivated torture...
A physician now working in South Carolina is among those persons who can discuss torture from the personal perspective of having been its victim.
Nearly 20 years ago, on Sept 4, 1966, Thomas M. McNish—then a fighter pilot in the US Air Force and still a professional military officer—was shot...
Murder child abuse, rape, assault, even torture— violence seems to be an integral part of American society. Yet, says Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, MD, "the values passed down to us through the years have consistently been the values of a people devoted to peace and the veneration of life."...
There may be cause for cautious optimism in connection with the ugly problem of child abuse and neglect. But much clearly remains to be done.
Nearly a quarter century ago, the late Henry Kempe, MD, and coauthors awakened the national conscience by coining the phrase "the battered-child syndrome"...
Abstract To the Editor.— In the article, "On the Physical Death of Jesus Christ,"1 a historically inaccurate version of the events leading to Jesus' death is portrayed (although I am not disputing the physiopathological assertions). The reliance of Edwards et al on the New Testament Gospels of...
To the Editor.—
I am writing in regard to the article on the death of Christ appearing in the March 21, 1986, issue of JAMA.1 What an interesting article this was! My congratulations to the authors who spent so much time and effort on this article. I want to make several important points...
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