Good Reason To Avoid Hospitals
Jack D. Douglas
by Jack D. Douglas: Oh,
Listen to the Imperialist Murderers Scream When the Victims Are
Their Own Citizens!
is a good study of the soaring rate of dangerous MRSA infection
from hospital stays by academic hospital insiders who used their
inside knowledge of the U. of Chicago hospital and three others
to correct for the massive 30% to 50% official underreporting and
found that one out of twenty plus patients now gets serious MRSA
hospital infection in the U.S., more than all the influenza and
AIDS hospitalizations combined. That was a 100% increase in five
years and the study ended in '08, so there has probably been another
near doubling, or less if the growing infection control efforts
coming out of Hopkins, etc., are beginning to pay off.
I would say
from my experience and from many studies that far and away the number
one danger of medical care in and out of hospitals is misdiagnosis
and mistreatment – misprescription, etc.
know their patients, don't know them as whole people in whole life
situations, don't know much up-to-date out of their specialties,
don't see anything but their narrow specialty as their concern,
don't really even know the records of patients they have worked
with for many years in most instances. Ignorance is soaring for
many reasons. The fifteen minute run-by med. appointment is absurd
for dealing seriously with basic causes and preventives, so they
rarely try to get to the obvious basics.
Dr. Laura Nathanson,
a doctor here in San Diego, did an excellent book in 2007 based
on the terrible, mortal experience of her husband and herself with
a misdiagnosis of her husband's illness – What
You Don't Know Can Kill You.
killed her husband. I've had many misdiagnoses, some that were very
dangerous. I have also been permanently maimed by surgical mistake
for a hernia that destroyed my left testicle and has left me with
knotted veins in the groin and intermittent pains. I have dealt
with a dozens of medical people who are inherently dangerous to
me because about 40 years ago an internist put me on hypertension
drugs because of a blood pressure spike in his office which I learned
[in part by working with John Ross, a great cardiologist] was due
to 'White Coat Syndrome" – anxiety about doctors because of such
ghastly mistakes. They routinely insist adamantly on putting me
on powerful drugs for life, refuse treatment, etc.
pretend not to know as much about my problems as I know when dealing
with doctors. They deeply resent anyone who knows something they
do not, anyone who does things to correct their mistakes [even when
you cannot get them on the phone to check with them], and "troublemakers"
and "amateur doctors." They can become dangerous if they put you
in any such category because they have sky-high Hubris from their
God Complex in the Medical Realm.
like the police: they can be very helpful in some situations, but
are inherently dangerous and should be avoided as much as possible.
You do not argue with doctors or police and you must be submissive
in demeanor at all times. They insist on being called Doctor,
even when you have a doctorate and full professorship and are three
times their age and they call you "Jack." That name puts you down
at the bottom of the totem pole on purpose. You must bow and scrape
and say "Yassah, Maasah!" like the slaves did. But be aware they
are very often very wrong and dangerous, like slave drivers. Slaves
had a secret, underground of knowledge and wisdom and support against
the Masters. You must do the same.
D. Douglas [send him mail]
is a retired professor of sociology from the University of California
at San Diego. He has published widely on all major aspects of human
beings, most notably The
Myth of the Welfare State.
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