Medical Practice and Research

Medical Practice and Research

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write a well-organized Essay of approximately 800 words , which is responsive to the following questions: How does Arrowsmith reveal the increasing commercialism of medical practice and research? How does the Lecture by Dr. David Himmelstein (Harvard Medical School), presented at the November 7, 2007 NJIT Technology/Society Forum, illuminate the way in which such commercialism continues to affect medical care and research. See Moodle email for the link to the Presentation. Students should research and comment briefly on how the 2010 Affordable Care Act deals with the issues to which Dr. Himmelstein refers.

essay must be fully documented according to Modern Language Association (MLA) parenthetical style

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Books and video to use for this essay

Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat [Selections]. Harper & Row (Perennial edition) (1987). ISBN: 0-06-097079-0. [Selections]

Sinclair Lewis, Arrowsmith. Signet Classic (1998). ISBN: 0-451-52691-0.


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Medical research and practice are under the threat of commercialism since institutions and professionals practice medicine with the desire for fame or profits. The novel Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis depicts various ways in which commercialism has expanded in medical research and practice. Firstly, this book was written in a time when medical advancements were ignored, and rather, fame and money were sought in the medical field. Arrowsmith shows increased…


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