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Biased politics masquerading as science: Complicity of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
570 773 Irwin J. Mansdorf

Overview and summary A Canadian Journal of Psychiatry article on the prevalence of psychological morbidity in West Bank Palestinian Children had serious scientific errors and appeared to inappropriately use science in an attempt to further a specific political viewpoint. A letter that outlined some of the scientific issues present was rejected twice by the editor-in-chief,…

Watching the Media: Beware of Prepositions
150 150 Steven M. Albert

The lowly preposition can be a potent agent of spin. Here’s a case in point. On August 24, 2004 undercover Israeli troops captured Adnan and Rateb Abayat, a commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades and his brother. All sources agree on this point. Adnan Abiyat had been sought by Israel’s Shin Bet for some time…

Soroka saves two Gaza children in one week By Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
150 150 SPME

Twice in one week, humanitarian gestures at Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba have saved Palestinian children from Gaza who have no medical insurance. A seven-year-old girl suffered second- and third-degree burns over a third of her body after she was left alone at home and a large pot of boiling water overturned on her. Her…

Mansdorf, Canadian J Psychiatry exchange
150 150 Irwin J. Mansdorf

Q. Rae-Grant, MDEditor-in-chiefCanadian Journal of PsychiatryMay 30, 2004 Dear Editor: In “The prevalence of psychological morbidity in West Bank Palestinian Children”, [1] serious omissions presenting the data were present. Moreover, clearly biased and undocumented statements attributing causality on the basis of political, rather than scientific considerations were made. Notwithstanding the rate of emotional and behavioral…