Stanford Medical School Graduation Speech


Title:
Stanford Medical School Graduation Speech
Creator:
Varmus, Harold
National Institutes of Health (U.S.). Office of the Director
Date:
15 June 1997
Description:
In this address (which Varmus later shared with Senator Tom Harkin during discussions regarding expansion of the Office of Alternative Medicine) Varmus wondered aloud at public perceptions of medical science as overly technologized, unresponsive to "softer" human needs, rejecting of basic preventive measures such as diet and exercise, avoiding tobacco, etc. He also wondered at the perception that there are "two cultures" in health care, and considered what physicians might do to close the gap.
Location:
Box: 6. Folder: 19
Rights:
Public Domain
Genre:
Speeches
Format:
Text
Extent:
8 pages
Relation:
Letter from Harold Varmus to Senator Tom Harkin, 1997
Language:
English
Legacy ID:
MVBBXX
NLM ID:
101584926X385
Profiles Collection:
The Harold Varmus Papers
Story Section:
Basic Science and Congressional Politics: NIH Director, 1993-1999