Special Issue: The Medical Liability Crisis and Tort Reform
(Volume 7, Number 3, Fall 2002)

Feature Articles

The Medical Liability Crisis
by Kyle S. McCammon, DO, FAAFP, FACEP

Caps on Damage Awards in Medical Malpractice Cases: Constitutional Challenges
by Mark D. Hiatt, MD, MSc, MBA

Fighting Fire With Fire: Physician Countersuits
by Kyle S. McCammon, DO, FAAFP, FACEP

A Cri de Coeur from a General Practitioner by Robert M. Webster, MD
Enumerated Powers and the Constitution by Doug Fiedor
George Washington --- First in the Hearts of His Countrymen by Paul G. Consolazio

Correspondence: Open Letter to AMA President, Bioethics is a Monster, Bioterrorism in our own Backyard

News Capsules: Obstetricians Forced Out of Business, Medical Insurance Price War Hurts Coverage for Doctors, Waiting Lists in Spain, Boston Physician Awarded $4.2 Million, Government Recovers Over $1.3 Billion From Alleged Fraud, Cloning --- From Dolly the Sheep to Humans, Sweden Moving Toward Free Market Medicine, Castro's 'Doctor Diplomacy' --- Free Medical School Tough Pill to Swallow, Collectivists in Medicine: Physician Groups Seek New Oath of Hippocrates, Belgium Legalizes 'Mercy' Killings, Waning Enthusiasm.

President's Page
"When in the Course of Human Events" by Robert R. Urban, MD

Editor's Corner
The AMA, Medical Liability Tort Reform, and HMO Lawsuits by Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD

The Constitution - Plain and Simple
Lineage by Curtis W. Caine, MD

Report From the States
Physician Prosecution Gone Amok in Central Illinois
Medical Liability Crisis --- Georgia
Doctors Disappearing in Mississippi?
Physicians Quit West Virginia Over Insurance Costs
Texas Doctors Protect Skyrocketing Medical Liability Premiums
New Jersey "Malpractice" Premiums Up 250 Percent
Arizona Governor Given Wide Powers to Fight Bioterrorism

Book Reviews
The Sharp Edge of the Soul
by George Chovanes, MD. Reviewed by Delbert H. Meyer, MD
As Sick As It Gets: A Diagnosis and Treatment Plan by Rudolph Mueller, MD. Reviewed by Jane M. Orient, MD



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