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|Introduction: PC Medicine--Hazardous to Your Health||1|
|1||Public Health and the Quest for Social Justice||9|
|2||Inmates Take Over the Asylum||45|
|4||Sisterhood and Medicine||103|
|5||Crack Moms of South Carolina||131|
|6||Race and Medicine||155|
|7||Therapy for Victims||193|
|Epilogue: The Indoctrinologist Isn't In ... Yet||231|
Posted September 7, 2002
The author of this book has done a very excellent job in revealing how the almost cult like mentalities of political correctness, alternative medicine, and paranormal healing have crept into mainstream medicine. She uses logic and a mountain of research data to support her claim that the patient¿s best interest and scientific research are beginning to take second priority to political correctness and quackery. Although the message is disturbing, I actually found reading this book to be very enjoyable. Where else will you find illogical and deceptive assertions made by politically correct advocates actually challenged? For example, a feminist group claims that only 14 percent of NIH (federal) research funds go to women¿s health issues. And it turns out that this is actually true. But, as the author discovers, you are not told that less than 7 percent goes to research on male diseases and the rest goes to research on diseases that are not gender specific. The book is full of examples like this, where the author lets the so-called experts state their claim and then calmly and methodically goes about the task of unraveling the truth. You have probably gathered by now that I strongly recommend this book. But is it a matter of life or death? After reading this book, you would have to conclude that it is! However, the author sees hope for the future and ends the book on somewhat of a positive note. Plus, it is hard to read this book and not take some comfort in knowing that there are still many people in the medical profession like Dr. Sally Satel who have the intelligence and courage to stand up for the truth!
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