Take Back Medicine is really composed of two doctors who are friends and are also keenly interested in the current state of the medical order. We believe that medicine is a profession best governed, implemented and practiced by medical professionals. We seek to preserve the independence of the medical profession, and emphatically believe that it is the province and duty of the medical profession to say what medicine is and how it should be practiced. We want both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through our posts on this journal.