Stepping Outside the Medical Fortress

Part 1 Once upon a time, men built a medical fortress to protect humans from dangers. Eventually, some of the protected began to realize the new problem: they were inside the fortress. That’s where a great deal of the trouble was. The casual observer knows bits and pieces of modern medicine’s history: the famous Flexner Report of 1910, sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation; the switch from a patchwork quilt of snake oils, nostrums, simple natural practices, and sophisticated therapies to Rockefeller pharmaceutical medicine; the advancing technology of surgery… At first, Rocky Med was a new entry on the scene; muscling … Continue reading Stepping Outside the Medical Fortress