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Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. October 2007, Volume 9, Number 10: 661-734.

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October 2007 Contents

Medicine, Ethics, and War

Ethics Poll

The goals of the medical profession and the military profession--and the duties those goals impose--are not incompatible. One person can serve in both professions at the same time.
Service in noncombat military roles, in the U.S. Public Health Service Corps, or in similar national public health roles should be mandatory for all physicians because all physician training is financed, at least in part, by public dollars.
Popular television ("24") and film ("Syriana") offerings depict violent, aggressive acts in the service of national defense. On balance, do you think these shows:

From the Editor

The Physician's Role in Modern Warfare: An Ethical Accounting
Lhasa Ray
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:663-666.

Clinical Cases

Recruiting for Military Scholarship Programs on Medical School Campuses
Commentary by Justin M. List and Robert J. Walter
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:667-675.

Physicians' Duties in Treating Wartime Detainees
Commentary by Wendy Orr
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:676-680.

Maintaining Medical Neutrality in Conflict Zones
Commentary by Stephen N. Xenakis and Yishai Ofran
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:681-687.

Medical Education

Teaching Military Medical Ethics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Edmund G. Howe
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:688-691.

Journal Discussion

Physician Obligations to Help Document the Atrocities of War
David Boren
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:692-694.

Clinical Pearl

A New Focus on Caring for Survivors of Extreme Violence
Richard F. Mollica
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:695-697.

Health Law

Informed Consent in the Military: The Anthrax Vaccination Case
Lee Black
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:698-702.

Policy Forum

Force-Feeding and Coercion: No Physician Complicity
Hernan Reyes
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:703-708.

Role of Physicians in Interrogations
Mark A. Levine
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:709-711.

Medicine and Society

The Physician as Healer, Citizen, and Soldier
Brian S. Carter
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:712-714.

Physician-Soldier
Gary Schwartz
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:715-717.

History of Medicine

From Medical Neutrality to Medical Immunity
Michael L. Gross
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:718-721.

Op-Ed

A Moral Obligation for Military Medical Service in the United States
Dominick A. Rascona
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:722-724.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:725-731.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:732-734.