Bad Medicine: Doctors Doing Harm since Hippocrates by David Wootton
Oxford University Press; 1 edition | July 20, 2006 | English | ISBN: 0192803557 | 320 pages | PDF | 6 MB
We all face disease and death, and rely on the medical profession to extend our lives. Yet, David Wootton argues, from the fifth century BC until the 1930s, doctors actually did more harm than good. In this controversial new account of the history of medicine, he asks just how much good it has done us over the years, and how much harm it continues to do today.