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Dr. Andrew Weil Talks About Medical Mistakes, April 4

“What Were We Thinking? Medical Debacles of the Recent Past”


The James E. Dalen Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy presents…

Andrew Weil, M.D.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Du Val Auditorium
University of Arizona Medical Center
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85724

Colossal medical mistakes in my lifetime include: tonsillectomies and appendectomies for everyone, X-ray treatments for acne, thymus ablation, reckless uses of drugs (DES, fen-phen, HRT for all menopausal women to name a few), bone marrow transplant for women with metastic breast cancer, and more. What are we doing now in medicine that we will look back on fifty years from now with the same mixture of disbelief? 

The endowment for the James E. Dalen Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy supports a series of lectures by visiting professors. The lectures are free and open to the public. Topics cover local, state, national and global health policy issues and connect the academic world with the “real world” of public health.

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