This section is from the "Health and Survival in the 21st Century" book, by Ross Horne.
There are many other similar books written by dedicated doctors like Dr Mendelsohn; a more recent one by Dr Stuart M. Berger called What Your Doctor Didn't Learn in Medical School: And What You Can Do About It (Bantam, 1988) describes frightening reports of doctor-induced illness among hospital patients (thirty-six per cent of patients in one hospital), among which illnesses was serious kidney damage caused by antibiotics. He said it was estimated that as many as four million hospital-induced infections may occur each year in the US, meaning that "108,000 Americans will die--either entirely or in part due to the infections they acquired courtesy of the medical machine". Dr Berger said:
"I recall one day in medical school, shortly after I began making rounds on the wards, having a sinking revelation: that hospitals, just like any other human enterprise, are just a vast interlocking constellation of human foibles, frailties and failings. People make mistakes, confusion abounds, politics fester, neglect occurs, greed persists. Things are, in short, no different than in a corporation, a neighborhood, or a Boy Scout troop. The stakes are just higher."
That the practice of medicine is in fact on the whole counterproductive to its professed purpose is a situation that makes the Watergate Scandal look like a kids' party, but who can demolish an institution that is more ingrained in human culture than organized crime and high level corruption? People believe in medicine, they want medicine--it promises so much for so little (your life in exchange for your life's savings)--so while they continue being hooked on savory food and other indulgences, the majority will continue to accept the diseases ingrained in our culture and take their medicine until they are cured to death.