Articles by: Dr. Thomas Connally

Remembering August 28,1963

August 28, 2013 11:58 AM0 comments

Fifty years ago, while serving as a physician in the U.S. Public Health Service, at N.I.H., I lived in an apartment in Foggy Bottom, a short walk from The Lincoln Memorial. I was able to take the morning off on the day of the “March on Washington.” As a white […]

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A Sensible Supreme Court Decision for Health Care Research

June 26, 2013 5:34 PM0 comments

In a season where a number of five/four U.S. Supreme Court Decisions have left the country divided or dubious over the ability of the court to issue decisions compatible with a modernized America, the unanimous decision in the Myriad Genetics Inc. patent case has been both wise and should contribute […]

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A Doctor Looks at a New Issue in Gun Control

May 7, 2013 11:56 AM4 comments

Since the sad events at Newtown, Connecticut, our country has been refocused on gun control. I am disappointed that no progress on limiting weapons with enough firepower to kill dozens of people, or on trying to make it harder for potentially dangerous people to obtain guns, but, as they say, […]

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Coordinating Research in Neuroscience

April 12, 2013 1:38 PM0 comments

Two pieces of news this past week offer a very interesting possibility for coordination of Federal research efforts in improving our diagnosis and treatment of major mental diseases. The first was in an article published in the highly respected New England Journal of Medicine that an extensive study by The […]

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The Uncertain Future of Primary Care

February 26, 2013 4:50 PM0 comments

Almost all knowledgeable observers of the American health care system are concerned about the decreasing numbers of our Medical School graduates who have chosen to enter primary care practice in the past two decades. There is a considerable amount of data that a health care system weak in primary care, […]

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