What modern medicine and progress we boast everyday when less than one in 20 of the earth’s citizens are free of disease and pain, a new study has concluded. ?
I recall apt quote from one well known book of 1970s
“The pain, dysfunction, disability, and anguish resulting from technical medical intervention now rival the morbidity due to traffic and industrial accidents and even war-related activities, and make the impact of medicine one of the most rapidly spreading epidemics of our time. “
– The Epidemics of Modern Medicine, Medical Nemesis by Ivan Illich
Medical advances create world of walking wounded
Less than one in 20 of the earth’s citizens are free of disease and pain, a new study has concluded.
A massive inventory of global illness levels has found that a medical focus on the quantity rather than quality of people’s years has transformed the planet’s population into a world of the walking wounded.