Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Not So FAST GREAT LETTER!
FRED A. BAUGHMAN, JR. M.D.*
NEUROLOGY AND CHILD NEUROLOGY (Board Certified)
FELLOW, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY
EL CAJON, CA 92019
Senator Diane Feinstein , 01/07/08
331 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Dear Senator Feinstein
Dr. Sanjay Gupta and any other candidates for the Surgeon General should be required to report all money contributions, speaking engagements, lectureships, etc., from industry for the past 8 years.
Further he/they should be required to answer the question: Do you believe that any psychiatric diagnoses/diagnostic entities are actual diseases having—as they must--a demonstrable gross, microscopic, or chemical abnormality?
Each of the last 3 Surgeons General supported the psycho-pharmaceutical marketing ploy of psychiatric “chemical imbalances” or “diseases” when none such exist. Needing to reform health care we can have no more disease-inventing, especially not from psychiatry which does nothing but, doing untold damage in the process, wasting billions.
Fred A. Baughman Jr. MD
CC Senator Barbara Boxer
CC Senator Chuck Grassley