Re: Subject: Is Medicine Healthy?

Dennis Roberts (
Sun, 04 Apr 1999 21:29:52 -0400

david gobel wrote:

> Hi
> Robin Hanson said...
> >Amazingly enough, researchers have yet to measure a significant aggregate
> effect of medicine (doctors, etc.) on health.
> This does not surprise me. Most medicine is practiced after homeostasis is
> breached...this places medicine in the position of trying to catch horses
> who've already run out the barn door. From a system analysis standpoint,
> it's a SILLY point on the event curve to try to fix things.

I agree to a large extent with David g. Medicine today is the wrong weapon aimed in the wrong direction.
I think the system is repairable, but not without a massive reeducation of the public.

Dennis Roberts RT (R) (MR)