Hits & Misses – 2009/01/05

A famous experiment repeated – with the same shocking results. "It appears that ordinary Americans are about as willing to blindly follow orders to inflict pain on an innocent stranger as they were four decades ago."

Lab Rat"I am now a lab rat." "I have no right to know what happened to me in the study, nor do I have a right to try the promising treatment as my health deteriorates." 

The future of medicine. "Bionic limbs will be wired directly into the brain; stem cells will patch ailing organs; engineered livers and kidneys will make transplants obsolete. Neural chip implants will be available for the healthy who want to be just a little sharper."

Weird disorders. "As many as 1 in 14 people (mostly men) have angry, aggressive or violent outbursts, way out of proportion to situations."

Cookbook medicine won't work for the elderly. So says Jane Brody. But don't tell Mayor Bloomberg. He's spending $60 million so that doctors can deliver CliffsNotes primary care. [link]

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  1. Nancy says:

    Great rat photo. Almost lovable.

  2. Ken says:

    Nancy, the difference is: the rat in the photo is not being mistreated.

  3. Dr. Bobbs says:

    Men with intermittent explosive disorder often have their condition exacerbated by co-workers and family members with intermittent stupidity disorder.