Science & Medicine

377: Dr. Linda Fried

In describing her profession, the dean of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health cites Adam Smith, the dean of private property: “He said the role of government is to create the public good that we can only create together, in which everybody gains but nobody profits. And public health to me is the most salient, most personal, exemplar of that kind of public good.”

Person: Ed Eckenfels
Place: Illinois Aikido Club
Thing: Michelangelo’s Atlas Slave
Randy’s Person: Teiresias, blind seer of Thebes

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