Medical Journal: 8/5/18


As some of you already know, I’ve been having some health issues, and they’re getting more rather than less complicated.

Last time I was sick, Gary Emmett suggested that I set up a listserv, which allowed me to keep friends up to date without explaining the same set of symptoms over and over, and also turned out to be a very useful journalling exercise. But I got the sense that some recipients found the barrage of clinical detail oppressive.

So this time I’m going to use a “pull” approach rather than a “push” approach.

I’ve put a Word file on a system called BOX.

I’ll update the file when there’s news, and you can check in as often as you’re curious. (If you prefer to be alerted every time there’s an update, let me know.)

I don’t want to make this public, but I’m not keeping it a secret either; if you know someone you think would like to be kept up to date, feel free to share the link.

In the meantime, I’m feeling perfectly well, productive at work, and well taken care of.  Happy to talk if you’re in the mood to talk; right now I don’t need anything I don’t have.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact:

One thought on “Medical Journal: 8/5/18”

  1. Bookmarked in a folder called “Family”.
    Brave stuff. The record is held by Rilke, who refused morphine for his cancer so he could experience it fully and of course write about it. The result is here. Don’t try to match!

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