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(Podcast) – Historical lessons to improve health care today

Kevin Pho, MD

“Medical advances can often stir up ethical issues, which ripple into two courts: the court of law and the court of public opinion. These news articles described a public relations nightmare brewing at the National Pituitary Agency (NPA), which operated with NIH funding. Founded in 1963, the NPA had been collecting 72,000 cadaver pituitary glands annually for research purposes. The intent was noble.” Alfred Sadler is a physician. Blair Sadler is an attorney. They are authors of the book, Pluck: Lessons We Learned for Improving Healthcare and the World. They share their stories and discuss their KevinMD article, “Medical advances can often stir up ethical issues.”

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