Thursday, September 13, 2007

Cut Medicine in Half

[F]ew doctors know that historians think medicine has played at best a minor role in our increased lifespans over the centuries. And only a few health policy experts now know about the dozens of studies of the aggregate health effects of medicine. Worse, these studies can seem muddled, with some showing positive, some showing negative, and some showing neutral effects of medicine on health.

Interesting, I've argued along similar lines for some time. Nice to know I'm not the only one.

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