EPILOGUEFrom Communism to Terrorism

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted.—DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

AS I REFLECT on these events now, twenty years later, pride wells up considering what we, a small band of doctors, achieved. We contributed to a profound historic transformation, none too soon, and stopped a gallop toward the brink. This book offers a tale of how doctors formed an organization that helped rein in ...

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