Organized Medicine

An Ounce of Prevention or a Pound of Cure
  • Norman J. Temple


Medicine, which here means medical practice in general, is a prisoner of its past. Medicine has scored tremendous successes in helping to eliminate infectious diseases, notably by immunization and by antibiotics. Similarly, in the latter part of the nineteenth century effective treatments were developed for a range of noninfectious diseases, such as gallstones, appendicitis, and various cancers. One hundred years later medicine is continuing its relentless search for new therapies. But success stories are increasingly rare. The golden age of therapeutics is dead.


Nutrition Education Lifestyle Advice Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial Worksite Health Promotion Medical Research Council Working Party 
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