RE: Is Medicine Healthy?

Robin Hanson (
Wed, 07 Apr 1999 09:56:54 -0700

On 4/6/99, Hal Finney wrote:
>I don't like going to doctors either, but then I think of cases like
>muppeteer Jim Henson, who died of pneumonia a couple of years ago. I
>can't help thinking that if he'd gone to the doctor instead of waiting
>for that darn cough to go away, he'd be alive today.

The trouble with aneqdotes is, of course, that one can also find lots of cases of people who died because they did go to a doctor.

Robin Hanson   

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