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Friday, September 16, 2016
PART TWENTY TWO
JAMES RAYMOND FISHER, JR., Ph.D.
© September 16, 2016
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As medicine has been empowered, a peculiar thing has occurred. The patient has been reduced to data with the focus on the disease not the person. Moreover, the quest has been to develop new “miracle drugs” to treat essentially lifestyle excesses rather than to address the root causes of the destructive behavior.
On the other hand, medicine has assumed the role of social controller of disease in the macro sense, sometimes with spectacular results in such cases as the cholera epidemic, which was traced to problems in sanitation, while many forms of cancer have been successfully linked to the smoking of cigarettes.
Public Health, medicine and government have become intimately involved in the personal lives of citizens. Moreover, The American Cancer Society and the American Medical Association have become equally intrusive successfully suing for smoking bans in most public places. The false positive to this is that it has not been initiated by the people.
Cholera is no longer a pandemic while cigarette smoking in the United States has been reduced from 42 percent among adults in 1965 to 17 percent in 2014, along with a dramatic decline in cigarette smoking related deaths. The ends clearly are thought to justify the means.
What is disturbing about this medical power shift is that in medicine becoming more scientific and remote it has become less personal and humane, but as we shall see, for reason.
Nowhere Man in Nowhere Land – Part Twenty Three – The Knowledge Keepers & Destiny!