Bad Medicine

Bad Medicine: Doctors Doing Harm Since Hippocrates Author: David Wootton   BOOK CONTENTS This book is an exploration of Medicine’s murky past. The author, a history professor, shines a light at a time when medical practice was ‘a fantasy of science’ (page 11) that ‘…killed when it claimed to cure’ (page 8). Medicine’s preoccupation with prognosis… Read More Bad Medicine

The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine

The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine Author: James Le Fanu   BOOK CONTENTS This book depicts ‘…one of the most impressive epochs of human achievement’, the medical progress made following the 2nd world war. The author, a medical doctor and newspaper columnist, highlights twelve ‘definitive moments’ of this period. He recounts, in thrilling narrative, the… Read More The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine