Can Medicine Be Cured?

Can Medicine Be Cured? The Corruption of a Profession

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Synopsis

A fierce, honest, elegant and often hilarious debunking of the great fallacies that drive modern medicine. By the award-winning author of The Way We Die Now.

Seamus O'Mahony writes about the illusion of progress, the notion that more and more diseases can be 'conquered' ad infinitum. He punctures the idiocy of consumerism, the idea that healthcare can be endlessly adapted to the wishes of individuals.

He excoriates the claims of Big Science, the spending of vast sums on research follies like the Human Genome Project. And he highlights one of the most dangerous errors of industrialized medicine: an over-reliance on metrics, and a neglect of things that can't easily be measured, like compassion.

'A deeply fascinating and rousing book' Mail on Sunday.

'What makes this book a delightful, if unsettling read, is not just O'Mahony's scholarly and witty prose, but also his brutal honesty' The Times.

About the Publisher

Apollo

Apollo

We are Head of Zeus, an independent publishing house dedicated to new authors, great storytelling and fabulous ideas. Head of Zeus opened for business on 3 January 2012 and we published our first books in July 2012. Our list is a mix of general and literary fiction, genre fiction and non fiction.

Book information

ISBN: 9781788544559
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Imprint: Apollo
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.461
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 29923
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 238g
Height: 129mm
Width: 199mm
Spine width: 19mm