Government by Case Anecdote or Case Advocacy: A Pediatrician’s View

  • Myron Genel
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 33)


I have decided to address the role of the pediatrician as an advocate for children in the development of health and social policy. Since this is a very broad charge, and there are many other pediatricians who have labored long and valiantly as advocates for children, it would be presumptuous and misleading for me to attempt to represent them all. Suffice it to say that the efforts of these pediatricians in a variety of areas ranging from calling attention to the horrors of a nuclear holocaust to the eradication of dread diseases such as smallpox and polio would have to rank as among some of the most noteworthy in the past and at present.


Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Esophageal Atresia Organ Procurement Congressional Inquiry Child Abuse Prevention 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Myron Genel
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  1. 1.Yale University School of MedicineNew Haven

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