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Modern Medicine is not a Science

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By Dr Vernon Coleman

Dr. Vernon Coleman, M.D., D. Sc., has written 75 books which are sold in
more than 50 countries and translated into 22 languages. Source: Amrit-Manthan – International Journal devoted to Holistic
Healing Arts by Leo Rebello. This article is important enough to warrant posting twice: it can be found in sidebar, under Pages.

Doctors, medical researchers and drug companies like to persuade all
present and potential consumers of health care that medicine is a
science and has advanced far beyond the mystical incantations and witch
doctor remedies of the past. But modern medicine is not a science and
modern clinicians and medical researchers are not scientists. Modern
clinicians may use scientific techniques but in the way that they treat
their patients they are still quacks.

The foundation of modern, 20th century medical thinking is the Cartesian
principle that although the mind and the body are linked they are
essentially separate entities. Accordingly, doctors treat the lesion or
the organ that they believe to be failing to function properly rather
than the patient, his or her fears, and symptoms. They organise
laboratory tests and then believe that by treating abnormalities they
are acting scientifically.

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