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TheParser
Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016 7:12:50 AM
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"Political medicine differs from medical science because news of a physical sickness may quickly produce a terminal political ailment." [my emphasis]

Those words appear in an article discussing the fact that the American public was never told about the declining health of President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II.

(My comment: Those words seem very apposite to the current discussion about medical matters that are occurring in the American campaign for president.)


-- Russell Baker, "The Heights of Charm," The New York Review of Books (print edition), September 29, 2016, page 4.
taurine
Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016 4:48:32 PM

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I have never before heard about the very existence of a term "political medicine".
It sounds good to me because it, perhaps, could alleviate the pain inflicted through certain unwise political statements.
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