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Book review #1 Werner Bartens “Wie das Krankenhaus uns krank macht”


I have skimmed slowly through the pages of a book by German journalist Werner Bartens “Wie das Krankenhaus uns krank macht”. Here’s my two cents on it: Doctors as well as medical scientists all over the world make many mistakes, some of which have lethal consequences. Medics are especially prone to rationalization – they cannot simply admit their mistakes and live happily ever after. Ergo a culture of lies and taboos have cropped over the medical landscape. Some doctors can even get away with a murder (provided it is disguised as a scientific experiment for the benefit of future generations). Continue reading


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