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Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs: How Surgery Can Be Hazardous to Your Health - And What to Do About It

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Most people would consider a knife wound to the stomach a serious health risk, but a similar scalpel wound in an operating room is often shrugged off. In Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs, Dr. Harvey Bigelsen explains how today’s medical doctors overprescribe surgery and ignore its long-term health implications. Any invasive medical procedure, he argues—including colonos ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by North Atlantic Books (first published March 8th 2011)
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Linda Hart
Aug 25, 2011 Linda Hart rated it really liked it
The overall message of the book is that the entire body responds to invasive surgery or other treatment, not just the organ or disease being treated and thus the whole body should be treated as one living organism....sort of an alternative osteopathic vs traditional allopathic approach. As an example, he argues: surgery--> scars--> hidden inflammation--> partial loss of long-term vitality. Well that explanation certainly resonates with my medical history and there are numerous bits of u ...more
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Dec 22, 2015 Ann rated it liked it
A marvelous read for anyone with an interest in medicine. Author is a homeopathic physician, and he clearly presents the argument that less medicine may be best in many cases. Wish I had had some of this knowledge years ago. Think many have had the experience of developing follow-on illnesses from treatments - infections post surgery, etc, etc. A very worth-while read, although I did not always agree with all the premises put forth.
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