What Doctors Don't Get to Study in Medical School

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Anshan, 2006 - Medical - 275 pages
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This book provides part of the important and formative reading a medical student must do outside the prescribed requirements for a degree, and is also equally valuable to qualified practitioners and medical professionals. Here, laid out clearly and concisely, are all the well-established potholes and pitfalls in current medical thinking and practice. It is a thought provoking challenge to modern medical practice and research and is intended to encourage us to consider the way medicine is taught. Modern medical practices are driven by science, technology and consumerism, with the cost of treatment weighted in favour of the doctor rather than to the benefit of the patient. Dr. Hegde confronts the issue, and proposes an alternative humanistic attitude to education and treatment. Drawing on a huge range of resources from Sanskrit texts, Green and European philosophers, ancient and modern healers, to the most up to date Western research and publications - he has written a book that is both scholarly yet easy to read, a polemic against and an appreciate of the art and practice of medicine, and which will appeal to everyone involved in medicine whether students, practitioners or patients.

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A great expose of the conspiracy of silence by the leading medical professionals,drug companies and the govts. Also available in tamil language translated by Dr.V.Jeevanandam titled 'Maruththuvathukku Maruththuvam' - V.P.SARATHI,COIMBATORE.

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Visiting Prof Cardiology, The Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London Affiliate Prof of Human Health, Northern Colorado University Visiting Prof Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, India

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