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James A. Wilson, MD

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Editorials / March 2003

I remember speaking with the former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine just prior to her presentation to the assemblage at the BCMA’s Centenary Congress in Victoria on 1 July 2000. Dr Marcia Angell... Read More

Editorials / January/February 2003

I’m as perplexed as I’m sure most of you are with the level of misinformation, angst, and acrimony surrounding the disbursement of funds provided by the on-call agreement between the BCMA and the BC Ministry of Health (... Read More

Editorials / November 2002

All of us are sensitive to the passing of time and can’t help but notice the time-induced savaging of our reflected features (usually long after everyone else has noticed). From the instant we are conceived until the... Read More

Editorials / October 2002

I have always had a lingering, peri-marginal sense of how frequently our preconceptions of human nature based on physiognomy are wrong. These fairly fuzzy, poorly focused, not-quite-randomly associated bits of bio-... Read More

Editorials / September 2002

The recent debacle over the firing of Russell Mills, the publisher of the Ottawa Citizen, is a nice macro of the pressures all editors are faced with in their daily struggle to maintain editorial independence. The... Read More

Editorials / July/August 2002

So where do we go from here? The current duo of health ministers have come to realize that they are as unable to control the economic drivers of health care costs as the past six or seven incumbents. I’m sure that... Read More

Editorials / June 2002

Mainstream peer-reviewed medical/scientific journals rarely seem to publish articles on complementary/alternative medical (CAM) topics. This appears to be a paradox if we are to believe the statistics about the wide... Read More

Editorials / May 2002

Recently, I found myself mired in a funk of epic proportions. Every day there seemed to be one enormous crisis after another, so by the end of most recent weeks I felt like what I imagine a public relations consultant... Read More

Editorials / April 2002

I must admit I was fooled. I actually thought this government understood how important it was going to be to make peace with BC’s doctors. The realization that Canada’s doctors were leaving, retiring, and dying in... Read More

Editorials / March 2002

Watching the dog and pony show at the recent first minister’s meeting on health care here in Vancouver was more entertaining than anything in recent memory, but I’m not quite sure who between Ralph Klein and Gordon... Read More