Sunday, November 21, 2010

books on Medicine (Additive vs Subtractive)

Medicine is considered subtractive by many. People are cured by taking things away from them then by giving them additional things. As they say, prevention is the best cure.

Even diseases like cancer are now thought to be better cured by fasting rather than chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is known to kill weaker cancer cells, which are competing with stronger cancer cells, leaving only strong cancer cells.

Here is a list of books on Medical History:

  • The Alarming History of Medicine (Richard Gordon)
  • The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine (James Le Fanu)
  • Medical Harm: Historical, Conceptual and Ethical Dimensions of Iatrogenic Illness
  • Medicine Before Science (R. K. French)
  • The Private Science of Louis Pasteur
  • Pasteurs Quadrant: Basic Science and Technological Innovation
  • It's great! Oops, No it Isn't
  • The Devil's Doctor (Philip Ball)
  • Worried Sick
  • The Economic Laws of Scientific Research
  • Happy Accidents: Serendipity in Modern Medical Breakthroughs
  • Divided Legacy (Harris Coulter)

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