The State Of Medicine: A Critical Review by J.w. ToddThe State Of Medicine: A Critical Review by J.w. Todd

The State Of Medicine: A Critical Review

byJ.w. Todd

Paperback | April 3, 2012

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As a young general practitioner new to the field I recall how stimulated and excited I was by reading Dr John W. Todd's papers in the Lancet some 20-30 years ago. It was as though a lot of dust had been blown away and I was able for once to see the situation of medicine much more clearly. He became one of my medical heroes to add to John Ryle, Henry Cohen and Rene Dubois - all of whom have influenced my own approach to medical care and caring of my patients. Now in 1981, it is a pleasure to write an introductory foreword to this book. The State oj Medicine represents the clear and honest thoughts of a most unusual person. Until his retirement John W. Todd was a general physician in Farnham, Surrey. He was relatively unknown to the medical profession outside Surrey apart from his occasional writings. The ten chapters show the build-up of wide experience and deep philosophy that accumulated during his years in practice. I find that I am as stimulated and excited now reading them, as I was 20-30 years ago. I may not agree with all that he writes and others likewise may disagree completely - but I commend the work as an invigorating experience.
Title:The State Of Medicine: A Critical ReviewFormat:PaperbackDimensions:235 pages, 21 × 14.8 × 0.17 inPublished:April 3, 2012Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401172471

ISBN - 13:9789401172479

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Table of Contents

1 Medical education.- 2 The nature of maladies.- 3 Psychosomatic and functional disorders.- 4 Prevention.- 5 The right and wrong use of resources.- 6 The caring side of the health service.- 7 The delivery of medical care.- 8 The errors of medicine.- 9 The cults of medicine.- 10 The future of medicine.