"Death by Medicine" is a paper on medical iatrogenesis--44 pages in length. The definition of iatrogenic is "a symptom or illness brought on unintentionally by something that a doctor does or says." Much like conventional medicine itself, my dictionary is in denial about iatrogenic deaths. Iatrogenesis is not just about symptoms or illness--incredibly, I found that in the U.S. there are 783,936 deaths annually due to medicine's effects.
"The biggest difference between naturopathy and allopathy is that the allopathy physician tends to view good health as a physical state in which there is no obvious disease present. In contrast, naturopathic physicians recognize true health as an optimal state of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. The key differences between a naturopathic and an allopathic physician are apparent if we look at how each doctor views both health and disease."
An email from one medical doctor to another medical doctor. (From Dr William Wassell, M.D. to a fellow radiologist who had published an article in a medical journal. It details the sad state of affairs in the medical community.)
This may be a long letter but it should be informative and worth your time. Your comments in [Name of Medical Journal] about alcoholism and obesity and disability are the stimulus. From the article I can see that you are having some of the same questions about medicine today that I do.
The sordid behaviour of today's pharmaceutical corporations has been further demonstrated by Dr John Braithwaite, now a Trade Practices Commissioner, in his devastating exposé, CORPORATE CRIME IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY.
Medical Errors - A Leading Cause of Death
The JOURNAL of the AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (JAMA) Vol 284, No 4, July 26th 2000 article written by Dr Barbara Starfield, MD, MPH, of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, shows that medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the United States.