How Contemporary American Medicine is Testing Us to Death

Elias Peter pheski69 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Apr 12 20:21:18 UTC 2018


I have read only the excerpt and not the full book, which I have just added to my ‘to read’ pile.  Based on the excerpt, I would say:

she addresses some very important issues and makes some excellent points, but...
she sometimes blows past nuance and arrives at a rather extreme phrasing ("...colonoscopies mimic an actual sexual assault. First the patient is sedated—often with what is popularly known as the “date rape drug,” Versed…”)
she is not careful to differentiate among evidence-supported screening, mis-use of screening, and preventive care, and
she tends toward the use of straw man targets that are not actually recommended.

I wonder if the rest of the book is either more nuanced or more careful. 

Peter Elias, MD


On 2018.04.12, at 2:36 PM, Mark Graber <Mark.Graber at IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG> wrote:

Everyone over age _______ (Fill in the blank after you read the article.  Barbara herself is 76) should read this:
Barbara Ehrenreich: Why I’m Giving Up on Preventative Care
https://lithub.com/barbara-ehrenreich-why-im-giving-up-on-preventative-care/ <https://lithub.com/barbara-ehrenreich-why-im-giving-up-on-preventative-care/>
 
 
Mark L Graber MD FACP
President, SIDM
Senior Fellow, RTI International
Professor Emeritus, Stony Brook University
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