Tag - overdiagnosis

Name and shame

In a list of the most shameful aspects of modern medicine, psychiatry must come at the top of the heap. This is the discipline that has given us - in the name of ‘first-do-no-harm’ hippocratic medicine - electric shock treatment, the lobotomy...

When cancer kills itself

One of the things I do in my job is to periodically scour the letters pages of medical journals. On more than one occasion, this arcane activity has borne amazing fruit. At those times, I am astonished to discover another of medicine’s darkest...

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