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Worse Than the Disease: Pitfalls of Medical Progress

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This book examines four medical innovations that epitomize the pitfalls of progress: DES, a synthetic estrogen prescribed to millions of women to prevent miscarriages, which produced devastating side effects;
the artificial heart;
the 1976 swine flu immunization program;
and genetic engineering.

Dutton and the contributors trace the human choices that govern medical and
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Paperback, 548 pages
Published August 21st 2009 by Cambridge University Press (first published June 24th 1988)
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Andy
Jul 04, 2015 Andy rated it liked it
This book is solid serious non-fiction, but it is too short and too long to be a great read. It's too short on the individual topics if one is interested in them, especially since there are entire books covering them that one could read instead. It's too long overall for making some relatively simple points about how official health policies are disconnected from what would actually do the most to improve health.
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