Dr. Marcia Angell
Harvard Medical School and
Former editor, New England Journal of Medicine
A graduate of Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Angell trained in both internal medicine and anatomic pathology and is a board-certified pathologist. Dr. Angell writes frequently in professional journals and the popular media on a wide range of topics, particularly medical ethics, health policy, the nature of medical evidence, the interface of medicine and the law, care at the end of life, and the relations between industry and academic medicine. Her critically acclaimed book, Science on Trial: The Clash of Medical Evidence and the Law in the Breast Implant Case, was published in 1996. Her most recent book, The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It, was published in 2004. In 1997, Time magazine named Dr. Angell one of the 25 most influential Americans. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Faculty of Medicine and the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research at UBC.