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Peter J. McDonnell, MD
He is director of The Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and chief medical editor of Ophthalmology Times.
‘The right thing to do’
On the rippling effects of alleviating suffering for free
It’s the 'law'
Why unintended consequences can have bad results
Profile of democracy
Observations of modern American political science seen from the past
Playing it safe
Risk-averse behavior creates self-defeating pattern
Taking care of yourself
Milestone birthday celebration gets a shot in the arm
Truth be told
We doctors should probably always think the best of our patients, honoring and respecting them. But that can be hard sometimes, because they are a bunch of liars. Does this seem a bit harsh to you? Well, a recent review of studies on patient veracity reveals some striking findings.
Better not knowing
Sometimes it is best that we don't know what we don't know.
Paying the piper
The author tackles the issue of high levels of student loan debt.
Evil albino' of the movies is criticized
In the movies "The Da Vinci Code" and "The Matrix Reloaded," evil gunmen who are albinos figure prominently.
'Seeing yellow: Discussing yellowing of the vision
The author discusses beach soccer, Van Gogh, and yellowing of the vision.


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