Friday, 13 July 2007

New Surgeon General pick sees opposition

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Dr. James Holsiner, the second U.S. Surgeon General appointed by President George W. Bush, is seeing harsh opposition from a leading public health group as of this week.

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is "very concerned with Dr. Holsinger's past writings regarding his views of homosexuality, which put his political and religious ideology before established medical science." In other words, the conservatism and/or anti-gay past related to sexuality in regards to Dr. Holsinger is under the microscope.

It's the first time in 26 years the the APHA has opposed a Surgeon General nominee. Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona's (picture to the right) words about the Bush Administration's manhandling of his tenure just added fuel to the fire.

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