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This article is a rebuttal to the article Modern Medicine Has Given Illness Care a Miss by Dr. (The piece is in fact recycled from this almost identical piece by him from November 2010.)In the 21 century, I could only echo that great sentiment as a truism, despite all the tall talk about the “so-called” evidence-based medicine. Hegde in the Open Page of The Hindu, dated February 18th, 2012.
This necessarily means that the “risk factors” are not as important as was thought.After 25 years follow-up of one of the largest-ever studies of risk factors (which are being sold to the gullible public day in, day out as silent killers), the MRFIT study (Multiple Risk Factor Interventional Trial) observed that: “In conclusion, we have shown that it is possible to apply an intensive long-term intervention program against three coronary risk factors, high blood pressure, cholesterol and smoking with considerable success in terms of risk factor changes.The overall results do not show a beneficial effect on CHD or total mortality from this multiple risk factors intervention trial.The present Randomised Controlled Trials and linear relations help generate billions of dollars in chemical therapeutics even if that results in thousands dying of our efforts directly or indirectly. To cite an example, anti-diabetic drugs are usually compared with sugar filled placebo capsules!Many such glaring criminal activities have come to light now in the field of “Evidence-based medicine” of today! I hope you are blaming the individual trials and not the method.But have you ever wondered why they still keep talking in terms of RCTs, etc? The key remains not in deriding the method but in educating the doctors and the consumers about how to assess claims and analyze the research methodologies. Modern medicine has forgotten the essence of illness care which is basically strengthening the terrain. Where exactly has ‘modern medicine’ forgotten the essence of illness care and strengthening the terrain? What exactly does “strengthening the immune system” mean? All that they had was a defunct concept involving such chimerical entities such as Vata, Pita & Kapha! One is healthy when one has a) enthusiasm to work and b) enthusiasm for being compassionate.
I hope you are aware and have not forgotten about the field called “Preventive & Social Medicine”. It’s easy to say such things, but what is their understanding of the immune system? Do you have any literature of the so called “Ancient Wisdom” that actually explains the immune system of the body and methods to strengthen it? One of the ancient exercises could be the most potent modern medicine, a daily walk if one is not a physical labourer. How do you think do we know these things confidently unless we apply the methods of science?
No wonder people tried to come up with all kinds of “alternatives”.
Evidence Based Scientific Medicine (EBSM) has marched on tremendously in the past 100 years to be entirely different from what these gentlemen knew at their times as “medicine”. Is there any uncertainty about what causes Malaria? Or what is the reason for Down’s syndrome or the fact that Rickets is caused by Vitamin D deficiency, or that Nyctalopia (Night blindnesss) is caused by Vitamin A deficiency?
The quest for betterment is a never-ending process that is constantly scrutinized rigorously and in the process ironing out the flaws, accepting newer evidence and discarding proven false or spurious evidence.
Perhaps you can read about Barry Marshall to find out how important it is to provide evidence before your hypothesis is taken seriously. university of the placebo-based RCTs did show that the contents of the placebo capsule, which need not legally be made known to the regulating agencies like the FDA, were very potent substances that would show the company drug as very effective in comparison.
Napoleon Bonaparte went one step further, but one could argue that he was not a physician.