Dr. Kathleen A. Cullen

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Dr. Kathleen A. Cullen

Winners And Losers

In the late 1950’s European physicians began prescribing a “miracle drug” to treat morning sickness in pregnant women. In 1960 the pharmaceutical giant Richardson-Merrill applied for authorization to sell this miracle drug known as thalidomide. Thankfully, the application was reviewed and eventually blocked by Frances Oldham Kelsey.   According to The Smithsonian Magazine: “As a …

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Treating Mr. X

by Dr. Kathleen A. Cullen On April 12, 1947, The Saturday Evening Post published the now famous Norman Rockwell illustration “Family Doctor” The picture shows a small-town physician consulting the entire family, including the dog, who are visiting his office. In my 28 years working in medicine, I have always shaped the way I practice …

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