End Of Medicine

Carlson R. Book. 2016. GHO Publications. 306 Pages.
Originally published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1975.


From the Preface: In late 1972 and during most of 1973 I was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Santa Barbara. Although other projects intruded, I finally found the time to examine the question and found an answer that surprised me: medical care had very little to do with health. But since the evidence, although convincing, was sparse, I took up three other questions. First, if medical care has little to do with health, what does have to do with it? Second, if the relationship between medicine and health is tenuous, why have we created such a large and costly system to provide medical care? And finally, is there something faulty about the way we think about health? These questions launched my work. This book deals with them in the order in which they are raised here.


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