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August 27, 2009 (WallStreetJournal) Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, health adviser to President Barack Obama, is under scrutiny. As a bio-ethicist, he has written extensively about who should get medical care, who should decide, and whose life is worth saving. Dr. Emanuel is part of a school of thought that redefines a physician’s duty, insisting that it includes working for the greater good of society instead of focusing only on a patient’s needs. Many physicians find that view dangerous, and most Americans are likely to agree…more

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