The Medical Profession under Dictatorship–Revisiting Dr. Leo Alexander’s prescient warnings from 1949

What do you think will happen when ASAM gets recognized by the ABMS in 2 years as is expected? These “addiction medicine” specialists will inevitably join hospital formulary , clinical lab, toxicology and ethics panels to do the same thing they have done to get where they are today. They will do the same thing they have done with state PHPs. Those with a hidden agenda will be able to outvote those of good conscience and thoughtful intelligence and patient care will then be subordinated to the guiding philosophy of the impaired physicians movement.

Disrupted Physician

“Let it be considered, too, that the present inquiry is not concerning a matter of right, if I may say so, but concerning a matter of fact.”–Adam Smith

“Most men endure the sacrifice of the intellect more easily than the sacrifice of their daydreams.  They cannot bear that their utopias should run aground on the unalterable necessities of human existence”  -Ludwig von Mises

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“Science under dictatorship becomes subordinated to the guiding philosophy of the dictatorship.” So begins Medical Science Under Dictatorship1 written in 1949 by Leo Alexander and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Alexander acted as consultant to the Secretary of war and the Chief Counsel for the Nuremberg trials.

The guiding philosophic principle is Hegelian or “rational utility” and “corresponding doctrine and planning”, Alexander said “replaced moral, ethical and religious values” and Nazi propaganda was highly effective in perverting public opinion and public conscience…

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