Thursday, November 10, 2011
Rockefeller Medicine Men- PDF
Medicine and Capitalism in America
The crisis in today's health care system is deeply rooted in the
interwoven history of modern medicine and corporate capitalism.
The major groups and forces that shaped the medical system
sowed the seeds of the crisis we now face. The medical profession
and other medical interest groups each tried to make medicine
serve their own narrow economic and social interests. Foundations
and other corporate class institutions insisted that medicine
serve the needs of "their" corporate capitalist society. The dialectic
of their common efforts and their clashes, and the economic
and political forces set in motion by their actions, shaped the
system as it grew. Out of this history emerged a medical system
that poorly serves society's health needs.
Looks like a worthy read- Can't say I have yet, just found this gem yesterday, but upon perusal........ I will be reading it as soon as possible