For the second time in a year, a noted physician has come out publicly equating Donald Trump’s behavior to late stage or neurosyphilis.
If you remember last February, infectious disease physician, Dr. Steven Beutler wrote a piece in the New Republic speculating that neurosyphilis may be the cause of Trump’s “bizarre, volatile behavior”.
Dr Wold later noted she was just joking.
Should an infectious disease physician be writing, tweeting or joking about this? Is that the responsible thing?
Just a couple of questions.
In 2016, Dr. Art Caplan from the NYU Langone Medical Center’s Division of Medical Ethics offered his thoughts concerning the ethics of writing a speculative article or commenting on TV and radio and diagnosing from a distance on Medscape.
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