Happened to the Practice of Good Medicine?
“Public health is the foundation on which
reposes the happiness of
the people and the power of a country. The care of the public health is
the first duty of a statesman.” —Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881).
Most people believe that the first duty of a professional health care
worker is to instruct the people in the laws of health and therefore
prevent disease, the tendency shouldn't be towards a conspiracy of
mystery, fraudulence, and silence.
is the most important progressive science today. Beyond any doubt the
medicine is improved due to the work of
science, which necessarily includes the progressive members of the
medical profession, but the practical advice offered by medical
personnel is not much better and more effective than it used to be.
The terms ‘medical breakthrough’ and ‘new health discovery’ nearly
always imply only ideas associated with new drugs on the market or new
equipment used. They scarcely connote ideas of better food quality and
management, or, if they do, it is only to the extent of inferring that
food shall not be impure or of bad quality—and perhaps that there shall
be adequate quantity of it.
Most doctors today don't boder to answer such questions as what are the
real reasons for taking bad food into the
body, what type of food shall we eat to maintain healthy balance, how
genetically modified food and drugs used influences our metabolism, how
substances used in our environment and food production influence the
chemical activity that occurs in cells of living organisms, these and
many other relevant questions are usually left to someone else to
answer or people alone have to dig to find the answers.
We have sorrowfully to admit, however, that nearly all the great
achievements upon which medicine plumes herself today are in the
direction of physicians practicing defensive medicine to avoid
malpractice litigation, prescribing more drugs or increasing the
over a patient, and seldom of giving their patients power over disease.
Most modern medicine professionals and appointed officials today want
inquire into, and decide upon what is to be done, but they make no
inquiries into the real nature of the disease and patient's role and
involvement into recovery.
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