* Surgeon General’s Warning by Mark Stobbe


Surgeon General’s Warning: How Politics Crippled the Nation’s Doctor tells the history of the position of Surgeon General, and then takes the reader through portraits of each and every Surgeon General, from 1871 to today. While I found the (military) origins of the post fascinating, too many of the holders were, to be kind, too boring to know about, although some were certainly colorful, and a few just awful. The author’s contention is that the office has become so political as to be useless, and by the end of the book I was ready to agree with him.

 

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