Medical Musings

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Robert T. Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A., F.A.C.S.

A fascinating collection of writings from one of the world leaders in medicine, in which the author, Professor Robert T Sataloff, considers some of the leading issues facing medical doctors today.Medical Musings considers a wide range of critical issues – from politics and the need for doctors’ involvement, through gender issues, to medical insurance – that presently impact, or will impact on us all

In his own words, the book is intended to ‘…provide perspectives on education, publication, health care delivery, and other topics relevant to leadership in medicine, and more importantly to inspire thought and provoke debate’.

This is not just a book for MDs; every one of us is, or will be affected by the issues addressed here, whether politician, journalist, lobbyist, healthcare insurer, or ‘Joe Public’.





‘Full-time’ faculty: An evolving construct.

Academic medicine: A training gap.

The Academic Practice of Otolaryngology: Philosophical and Practical Perspectives.

Resident duty hours: Concerns and consequences.

Consistency of medical student education in otolaryngology.

Fellowship training in otolaryngology.

Interdisciplinary Opportunities for Creativity in Medicine.

Physicians: The importance of studying the arts.

Physicians Studying Voice and the Arts.

Arts medicine: An interdisciplinary paradigm. Education in Laryngology: Rising to Old Challenges.

World Voice Day 2011.


HIPAA: An impediment to research.

Evidence-based medicine.

Evidence-based research.

Clinical trials: The case for registration.

Drug development research: The process.

Quality of reporting in randomized trials.

Practice parameters and clinical practice guidelines: Science, politics, and problems. 





Peer review: Universal, but valid?

The editorial process: Resident education and participation.

Correcting the medical literature: Ethics and policy.

Publication as a teaching tool.

Journal Ethics: Let the Reader Review.


Healthcare for the uninsured: A simpler, cheaper, faster, better solution.

Undermining market forces: A fundamental flaw in American healthcare.

Health Care System Failure: A Planned Strategy?

Price controls in medical practice.

Tort reform: Federal impetus for change.

The Board of Directors.

Politics: Getting involved.

Politics: Be part of it.

Establishing federal laws.

New problems in the scope of practice controversy.

Miscellaneous Musings


Longevity: The disposable soma?

Disruptive physicians: Sound more familiar than you thought?

Women in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery.

Was that my doctor?

Hearing loss: economic impact.

The otolaryngologist as an expert witness.

Part-time otolaryngologists