For those interested science and a wide variety of issues ranging from the ethics of informed consent and the abuses of patients, especially minority patients which have resulted in some of the mistrust directed toward scientific medicine, this should be an excellent discussion. Rebecca Skloot's (go Colorado State!) new book will be available early in February, and is available now for pre-order. More information at Terra Sig.
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Bartimaeus is a small animal veterinarian in practice in the southwest. He has a skeptical interest in veterinary complementary and alternative medicine and the influence of faith-based beliefs on science, medicine and politics. When not working or pursuing skeptical activities, he can be found in remote areas of the woods with his dogs.