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Can medicine be cured?

by Seamus O'Mahony | 07 February 2019
Category: Medical Memoirs
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A fierce, honest, elegant and often hilarious debunking of the great fallacies that drive modern medicine. 'A deeply fascinating and rousing book' Mail on Sunday . 'What makes this book a delightful, if unsettling read, is not just O'Mahony's scholarly and witty prose, but also his brutal honesty' The Times . Seamus O'Mahony writes about the illusion of progress, the notion that more and more diseases can be 'conquered' ad infinitum. He punctures the idiocy of consumerism, the idea that healthcare can be endlessly adapted to the wishes of individuals. He excoriates the claims of Big Science, the spending of vast sums on research follies like the Human Genome Project. And he highlights one of the most dangerous errors of industrialized medicine: an over-reliance on metrics, and a neglect of things that can't easily be measured, like compassion.
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A fierce, honest, elegant and often hilarious debunking of the great fallacies that drive modern medicine. 'A deeply fascinating and rousing book' Mail on Sunday . 'What makes this book a delightful, if unsettling read, is not just O'Mahony's scholarly and witty prose, but also his brutal honesty' The Times . Seamus O'Mahony writes about the illusion of progress, the notion that more and more diseases can be 'conquered' ad infinitum. He punctures the idiocy of consumerism, the idea that healthcare can be endlessly adapted to the wishes of individuals. He excoriates the claims of Big Science, the spending of vast sums on research follies like the Human Genome Project. And he highlights one of the most dangerous errors of industrialized medicine: an over-reliance on metrics, and a neglect of things that can't easily be measured, like compassion.
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€28.00
84 Reward Points
In stock online
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ISBN - 9781788544542
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Published - 07/02/2019
Categories - All, Books, Science and Nature, Science, Popular Science, All, Books, Education, Media Studies Academic, Book LP, Medical Memoirs
No. of Pages - 256
Weight - 584
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Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 24
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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