Principles and Practice of Pediatric Surgery
In the preface to the text that preceded this edition, we predicted that the pace of change in the clinical practice of pediatric surgery, and in our understanding of the scientific principles that are the basis for that practice, would soon render the text obsolete. That expectation was more predictable than prescient,...
Deficit: Why Should I Care?
At the turn of this century, the American national debt stood at just under $6 trillion and the deficit at a "mere" $86 billion. Today, the national debt has topped $14 trillion, and the yearly deficit for 2011 is projected at a whopping $1.4 trillion.
According to the U.S. Treasury Department's Annual...
Questioning the Veil: Open Letters to Muslim Women
Across much of the world today, Muslim women of all ages are increasingly turning to wearing the veil. Is this trend a sign of rising piety or a way of asserting Muslim pride? And does the veil really provide women freedom from sexual harassment? Written in the form of letters addressing all those interested in this issue, Questioning the...
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