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Friday, May 18, 2007

On the blogs: No fleas; an easy decision

On Dr. Flea's blog, well, there's nobody home. The Boston-area pediatrician had been chronicling his malpractice trial in either fearless or foolish fashion, depending on your point of view, but now the site has gone dark. Kevin, M.D., thinks it's no coincidence.

On Running a Hospital, Paul Levy shares a letter he receives each year from one of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's doctors when he solicits nominations of people who advocate for the gay and lesbian community for recognition at a hospital event.

"We are again disappointed and frankly disgusted to see the leader of the medical center endorsing an inherently unhealthy, risky lifestyle" the letter says. "We remind you that this is offensive to members of the BIDMC who hold to moral principles and traditional values."

Levy does not name the writer, but gives his response and then makes this comment:

"I made it very clear that this program will continue. Yes, every now and then, the CEO gets to make a decision. This one is easy."

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 04:24 PM
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