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Warner Slack—Doctor for the People Forever


Warner Slack—Doctor for the People Forever

Ralph Nader

Warner Slack was a humble, multi-faceted great American physician at Harvard Medical School’s affiliated hospitals. Yet after he passed away last month at age 85, Dr. Slack did not receive the news coverage accorded numerous late entertainers, athletes, writers and scoundrels. In fact, his life was ignored by the Boston Globe, New York Times and the Washington Post.

Dr. Slack, in his pioneering, brilliant humane work, always focused on the lives of the American people whom he served in the millions, directly and indirectly.


Its always refreshing to read about real US heroes.

Its even more refreshing when the writer is also a real US hero.


Yes indeed! Ralph also is a genuinely committed person whose priority has always been defined by working for the common good of all humanity.


Beautiful article. If only, we had more of these. Thanks Nader.


In paying tribute to Dr. Slack’s devotion to his fellow man, Ralph Nader pays tribute to his own similar devotion.
Most amazing is that neither the NYT, WaPo, nor any of the papers in Boston even noted his passing.


Deeply moved by Ralph Nader’s devotion to his friend and by his friend’s devotion to us

. . . medical doctor
. . . . . . . information revolutionary
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . … . . political hacker
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . enabler for the least empowered.

A comet flashes through our darkest hour.


This is wonderful. He gave us so much and we knew so little about him. Thank you Mr. Nader.