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  • How America can defeat Ebola [Letter]

    How America can defeat Ebola [Letter]
    While much of the response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is contingent on the United States government's public health and military actions ("Ebola hits home," Oct. 2), health professionals and government officials have been quite reluctant to come to terms with how America's history of public health espionage and medical mistreatment complicate the battle against Ebola. America has a long history of medical mistreatment and imperialism which are now providing the fuel for Ebola conspiracy beliefs. Past and recent medical mistreatment include: the British military utilizing smallpox as biological warfare against Native Americans during colonial times, the United States Public Health Service's syphilis experiments on people domestically and abroad, the CIA using a Hepatitis B vaccination campaign as a cover for its spy operations to capture Osama bin Laden and USAID-sponsored program engaging in HIV prevention education as a means to spy on Cubans and foment rebellion.
  • Dr. Garfield D. Kington, West Baltimore physician

    Dr. Garfield D. Kington, West Baltimore physician
    Dr. Garfield D. Kington, a physician who was a familiar and comforting presence to his West Baltimore patients for decades, died Aug. 3 of multiple myeloma at his Northwest Baltimore home. He was 91. "We were colleagues on the medical staff at...