Under pressure to see more patients in less time, it is difficult for busy clinicians to always find enough time to involve patients in their healthcare decisions. Fortunately, with the growth of the Internet, with the increasing use of group visits, and with the expanding use of healthcare teams to take care of oncology patients, there are lots of creative ways clinicians can help patients understand their medical choices. And given the high stakes of so many oncologic decisions, involving patients in their healthcare decisions can be one of the most rewarding aspects of practicing the art of medicine.

A Disquistion On The Evils Of Using Tobacco

A Disquistion On The Evils Of Using Tobacco

Among the evils which a vitiated appetite has fastened upon mankind, those that arise from the use of Tobacco hold a prominent place, and call loudly for reform. We pity the poor Chinese, who stupifies body and mind with opium, and the wretched Hindoo, who is under a similar slavery to his favorite plant, the Betel but we present the humiliating spectacle of an enlightened and christian nation, wasting annually more than twenty-five millions of dollars, and destroying the health and the lives of thousands, by a practice not at all less degrading than that of the Chinese or Hindoo.

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