Evil But Fair Scientists, Conversion Therapy, and The (Real?) Reason Docs Remove Fewer Tumors

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Mad Dr. Stroheim was widely considered a very trustworthy murderer. Photo by glen edelson

Deep Bhatt and Alison Pletch are on their way out of medical school, and reflect on what they’ve been thinking about as they prepare to leave Iowa.  And Kaci McCleary and Corbin Weaver help them answer listener Todd’s question about the better MCAT study guides and courses, how to get a discount on those courses, and whether it’s a good idea to start studying for the test even as he begins community college.

After a quick game of ‘Uni-Cronyms,” we note with interest a study that says people think scientists are more likely than others to violate moral standards of purity to engage in acts like serial murder, but are fairer and more caring than others. The Iowa Board of Medicine is considering a ban on therapies that seek to make gay people straight.  And as the definition of thyroid and other cancers narrows, Deep suggests it’s because of declining reimbursements for cancer surgeries and not due primarily to better scientific understanding.

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