In all of the discussions about morbid obesity, I was struck by the
underlying theme of prejudice against the obese.While the statements may
have varied, it was clearly stated over and over again. Of course,
everyone will deny such prejudice, or rationalize it, or joke about it.
It has all been done before for race or creed. Now with this particular
patient population, it is being done for medical reasons. If anyone on
this list is overweight, or really obese, I wonder if any of the
comments hurt? Could such feelings on the part of surgeons obscure