15 Stephens Lectures Celebrated at 16th National Conference

The first fifteen G. Gayle Stephens Lectures were celebrated in a ceremony conducted Monday, April 11, 2005 at the Sixteenth National Conference on Primary Health Care Access in San Diego.

Three Stephens Lecturers, Doctors Ronald Goldschmidt (1995), John Geyman (2002) and Patrick T. Dowling (2005) alternated reading excerpts from each of the fifteen lectures held to date.  Dr Stephens made comments after each excerpt was read.


For the text of the lecture, see: The First G. Gayle Stephens Lecture by G. Gayle Stephens, MD.


Second G. Gayle Stephens Lecture


For the text of the lecture, see: The Second G. Gayle Stephens Lecture by Charles E. Odegaard, Ph.D.

Third G. Gayle Stephens Lecture

For the text of the lecture, see: The Third G. Gayle Stephens Lecture by Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH.

Fourth G. Gayle Stephens Lecture

For the text of the lecture, see: The Fourth G. Gayle Stephens Lecture, by Alfred O. Berg, MD, MPH.

Fifth G. Gayle Stephens Lecture


Sixth G. Gayle Stephens Lecture

For the text of the lecture, see: The Sixth G. Gayle Stephens Lecture by F. Marian Bishop, Ph.D., MSPH.


Seventh G. Gayle Stephens Lecture

Eighth G. Gayle Stephens Lecture


Ninth G. Gayle Stephens Lecture

For the text of the Lecture, see: The Ninth G. Gayle Stephens Lecture by Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, Ph.D.

Tenth G. Gayle Stephens Lecture

Eleventh G. Gayle Stephens Lecture

Twelfth G. Gayle Stephens Lecture

Thirteenth G. Gayle Stephens Lecture

Fourteenth G. Gayle Stephens Lecture

Fifteenth G. Gayle Stephens Lecture

No country in the world has succeeded in delivering universal healthcare through the market.  Markets by definition create winners and losers.  Since medicine is a unique social good, it is unjust to have losers.  In the second battle of Armageddon — that for universal access/coverage/care for all –family-centered primary care will have a central role to insure distributive social justice.

Patrick T. Dowling, MD, MPH
San Diego, California, 2005