Public health, social science, and the scientific method. Part I

[Ed: After testifying to the House Appropriations Committee in 1996, Dr. Faria was tapped to serve at the CDC on the NCIPC‘s grant review committee during the George W. Bush administration. This two-part series (Part II here), republished with permission, describes his tenure there. Originally published by World of Neurosurgery in February, 2007] INTRODUCTION During […]

Guns and Freedom: Part 2 — Historical Vignettes on Civilian Disarmament [excerpt]

[Editor: DRGO presents this excerpt from a series by Dr. Faria in Hacienda Publishing, 2012, to illustrate the tyranny that firearm registration invites.  In this case, in Cuba, as appropriate recognition of the long overdue death of Fidel Castro November 24.] DATELINE: Havana, Cuba, 1959 And here is a story with which I am intimately […]

The AMA, Ethics and Gun Control (Part II)

[Ed: This is the second part of Dr. Faria’s series, originally published at on May 15, 2001. The double-standard held by the AMA and its organs about using its position “for political purposes” is remarkable. See Part I here.] I was struck one particular morning when I heard on the radio on January 15, […]

The AMA, Ethics and Gun Control (Part I)

[Ed:  Dr. Faria originally published this two part article at on May 3, 2001.  We felt it well worth reprinting.  The story is 15 years old, but the plot is the same in 2016, only more so, with the AMA’s recent decision to increase its gun control advocacy.  Part II will follow.] The AMA […]