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... costly equipment in which the health professions take-pride.4 In addition, an
expanding proportion of the ftgtTburden of disease of the last fifteen years is itself
the result of medical intervention in favor of people who are or might become sick
Half of these episodes result from complications of drug therapy; amazingly, one
in ten comes from diagnostic procedures.68 Despite good inten- tions and claims
to public service, a military officer with a similar record of performance would be ...
For the Neo-Platonist, pain was interpreted as the result of some deficiency in the
celestial hierarchy. For the Mani- chaean, it was the result of positive malpractice
on the part of an evil demiurge or creator. For the Christian, it was the loss of ...
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The most explosive, uncompromising, thoroughly researched attack on the gravest health hazard we face today: our medical system. In this landmark book, one of the most brilliant social critics of our ... Read full review
The Epidemics of Modern Medicine
The Medicalization of Life
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