|[February 05, 2013]
Surgical Neurology International Has Published a Two-Part Series Entitled "America, Guns, and Freedom: A Recapitulation of Liberty" and an Additional Article, "Shooting Rampages, Mental Health, and the Sensationalization of Violence"
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
As the issue of gun control heats up across the nation, Surgical
Neurology International (SNI) offers an objective point
of view from a highly-respected retired neurosurgeon and medical
historian, Dr. Miguel A. Faria. In his two-part series, Faria says, "As
neurosurgeons, we can be compassionate and still be honest and have the
moral courage to pursue the truth and find viable solutions through the
use of sound, scholarly research in the area of guns and violence."
Faria, who immigrated to the United States from Cuba, provides his
analysis from the point of view of someone who has seen first-hand the
effects of a dictatorship and the loss of freedom. Faria goes on to say,
"As neurosurgeons, we have an obligation to reach our conclusions based
on objective data and scientific information rather than on ideology,
emotionalism or partisan politics."
The two-part series can be found at the following URLs. PDF files can be
downloaded free for each installment.
In his most recent article, Faria discusses the problem of rampage
shootings and its association with a deficient mental health system in
which patients fall through the cracks - if they are evaluated at all.
He also discusses the problems of violence in popular culture and its
sensationalization by the mass media in a society which seems to be
rudderless, unable to balance technological advances with ethics in the
This article can be found at the following URL, and a PDF file can also
be downloaded: http://www.surgicalneurologyint.com/article.asp issn=2152-7806;year=2013;volume=4;issue=1;spage=16;epage=16;aulast=Faria.
About SNI: Surgical Neurology International is
an open access, Internet-only journal that rapidly publishes the latest
developments in the field of neurosurgery and related clinical and basic
neurosciences. SNI will also discuss timely and
controversial clinical, social, ethical, and political subjects related
to the neurosciences of its readers worldwide.
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