[Editor’s note: The following letter by DRGO's Dr. Arthur Z Przebinda, MD is a response to comments to a post by The Truth About Guns quoting him about the principles underlying Florida's Firearms Protection Act. The letter was originally published September 19, 2016 at The Truth About Guns. It is reproduced here by permission.]
Dear Dan and Robert.
I’m concerned that you and your readership may be being misled and distracted by the recent publications about “studies” of the “convers...
At DRGO we’ve often written about advocacy science, which really isn’t science at all. Rather, it is politics masquerading as science. There’s also such a thing as advocacy journalism, which really isn’t journalism at all. It is politics masquerading as journalism.
DRGO recently was approached by Kaiser Health News reporter Shefali Luthra for a story on the latest pediatric journal article aimed at shoring up the case for doctors probing their patients about guns in their homes. (more&...
As a radiologist, being the butt of jokes in the doctor’s lounge about light sensitivity and the risk of developing decubitus ulcers is par for the course. The “banker’s hours” jokes have fallen off since the advent of 24-hour radiology service, but as for the rest, I’ve found it’s best just to smile and nod.
Jokes aside, I spend half my time doing image-guided procedures, and over the past 20 years sticking needles and other devices into people, I’ve come to realize that there’s no subs...
Attention Californians! Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom wants to eliminate your right to self-defense. His legislation will eventually end your right to own a firearm in the Golden State.
Newsom believes that just owning a gun means an undue interest in "massacres and hate". Now, being a clever fellow, he'll stop short of trying to ban guns at a stroke. Instead, he's going to subject all gun owning Californians to death by a thousand cuts. If you're a professional cage fighter, knife figh...
Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage: When Seconds Count, Police are Still Minutes Away, by Chris Bird (Privateer Publications, 2016, 408 pages). Review by Dr. Timothy Wheeler, Director of Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership.
Any reasonably informed American can tell you who Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were. Their names are indelibly linked with the name “Columbine” as the vile mass murderers of 13 people in the April 1999 incident of that name. But few know of Joel Myrick, Tracy Bridge...
[Editor's note: The following letter by Gary Gonsalves, MD (assisted by Rob Morse) was originally published August 29, 2016 in CSA Online First, by the California Society of Anesthesiologists. It is reproduced here by permission.]
Last week’s blog post, “Gun Violence: When will we make a change?”, made an emotional appeal for legislative and research solutions to gun violence. However, extensive research already exists. (more…)
[Editor's note: The right to carry in health care facilities is gaining mainstream medical recognition. Following publication of In the Crosshairs: Are Our Hospitals Targets for Terrorist Attacks?, DRGO Membership Director John Edeen, MD, was asked about patients carrying guns to appointments. From Medicare Part B News, August 8, 2016—Vol. 30, Issue 31.]
Question: We’re in Texas, a state with open-carry gun laws, and one of our patients wants to bring his gun to the office. He says he wo...