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The Medicine Men: The Myth of Quality Medical Care in America Today
The Medicine Men The Myth of Quality Medical Care in America Today Author:Leonard Tushnet Do you trust your doctor? Does he really know what he's doing? To most Americans, the answer to such questions is an immediate "Of course," and to this extent our blind faith in the wisdom and powers of physicians is little different from the belief of primitive peoples in their witch doctors' incantations and spells. — THE MEDICINE MEN is a well... more »-documented and witty book which explodes the myth of quality medical care in the United States. Dr. Leonard Tushnet, a respected doctor of almost forty years' experience, here analyzes many of the recent "breakthroughs" in medical technology, diagnosis and treatment, and finds that they' have been dangerously overemphasized and not fully understood by many in the medical profession. THE MEDICINE MEN gives the layman an insider's view of both general practitioners and specialists-internists, obstetricians, psychiatrists, gynecologists and surgeons, among others-and some of their commonly used and often dangerous treatments. The author also casts serious doubt on the effectiveness of some of our most honored articles of medical faith: the annual check-up, laboratory "tests," and medical "consultations."
This is a book which pulls no punches. It is not an indictment of all doctors, but it does offer sound advice on how to tell a competent physician from a highly educated witch doctor. THE MEDICINE MEN is a book which could conceivably save your life, and is required reading before you keep your next appointment with your doctor!
Dr. Leonard Tushnet has recently retired from his New Jersey Medical practice after almost forty years of service. He is the author of numerous medical and historical articles, and has had more than sixty short stories published in the past ten years. Two of his previous books have dealt with the history of the Warsaw Ghetto.
THE MEDICINE MEN is his first full-length analysis of the profession to which he has devoted most of his life.« less