Is modern medicine doing more harm than good? One Irish doct
Modern medicine has had its trenchant critics over the years. Ivan Illich, in his book Medical Nemesis, argued strongly that the medical establishment was bad for people’s health. Our own Petr Skrabanek, in The Death of Humane Medicine, spoke disparagingly of healthism as a tool of State coercion.

They are now joined by Cork consultant physician Séamus O’Mahony in his recently published book Can Medicine be Cured? – its thesis probably better revealed in the subtitle: “The Corruption of a Profession”.

Medicine was just one of Illich’s targets. A critic of the institutions of contemporary western culture, the Austrian philosopher also trained both barrels on education and work. But he was among the first to suggest that drugs and other medical technologies remove personal responsibility for suffering and create dependence on healthcare, which itself has a range of hazardous side effects.

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Dr. N●●●●a G●●●a Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Treatment and results are not predictable in vivo hence its not a pure science, it is observation and then scientific application of experiential knowledge,supported by huge statstics over a time period to have good results on individual as well as the community health
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Dr. H●●●t P●●●●r Obstetrics and Gynaecology
DOCTORS IN EACH BRANCH SO CALLED SPECIALIST, SUPER OR SUBSPECIALIST HAVE FORGOTTON THAT " HUMAN BEING IS A COMPOSITE CREATION OF VARIOUS ORGANS AND SYSTEMS DEPENDENT ON FUNCTIONS IN MANY WAYS .
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Dr. D●●●●●●s T●●●●s
Dr. D●●●●●●s T●●●●s Pathology
Specialists and superspecialists in one man show practice are the most dangerous ones and old people are the common victims. Already medical profession is a business and also medical educattion. Counselling for medical education is bargaining for none No value is given for human life
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