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March 2005

Empower Yourself...
Death by Modern Medicine
by Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD ND


The All About Book Series
by Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD ND
with Trueman Tuck, Rights Advocate
March 2005-Martix Vérité

Death by Modern Medicine identifies the tragic aspects of a medical system, that, in its short history of about eighty years, has managed to kill tens of millions of victims. Dr. Dean's widely circulated paper, "Death by Medicine", written for Dr. Gary Null in November 2003, was the first to identify the extent of these casualties. Dr. Dean verified that from 1990-2000 about 7.8 million victims suffered Death by Medicine.

Many people were shocked at this figure, but since then people's eyes have been opened to the full horror of modern medicine. There have been 140,000 fatal or near fatal reactions to Vioxx; one third of the millions of women who took fen-phen, the weight loss drug, suffered heart and lung damage; heart disease is caused by Celebrex and all the other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; Prozac is causing suicides and homicides as well as heart disease; and the list goes on.

Death by Modern Medicine goes beyond the statistics of deaths due to drugs to how the medical monopoly that created the system in the first place is allowed to control health care. A tale of propaganda, health care bureaucracy, the business of cancer, our own personal addictions to sugar and drugs, and the denial we all harbor to help us cope with the overwhelming burden, are woven into this 360-page volume.

Dr. Dean is a published author and has written many books including: The
Miracle of Magnesium, Natural Prescriptions for Common Ailments, Menopause
Naturally, The Everything Alzheimer Book and Homeopathic Treatments for
Children's Common Ailments.

Dr. Dean and Trueman Tuck invite you to read their book Death by Modern Medicine so that you learn to make "informed" decisions about your own personal health and that of your family.

In Death by Modern Medicine we use the terms "traditional medicine", "natural medicine", "natural healing arts", and similar words to describe the kind of medicine we support and envision. The terms allopathic medicine and modern medicine are used interchangeably to describe drug-based medicine that seeks to monopolize medical care.

For the record, the World Health Organization defines "traditional medicine" as:

"Health practices, approaches, knowledge, and beliefs incorporating plant, animal, and mineral based medicines, spiritual therapies, manual techniques, and exercises, applied singularly or in combination to treat, diagnose, and prevent illnesses or maintain well-being."

It is against our belief system to use terms such as "alternative", "complementary" or CAM (Complementary and Alternative), except when quoting. It is unfortunate that the medical establishment and all too many of my colleagues who practice traditional medicine have fallen into the habit of calling the oldest and most successful form of healing by what are, in fact, demeaning names such as "complementary" and "alternative". We must always remember that allopathy is only a medical model born of the industrial age and to suggest the oldest and most used healing arts in the world are secondary to allopathy is not only insulting but inaccurate as well. These traditional methods of restoring and maintaining maximum health, by virtue of their track record of safety and success, take second place to no other medical model.

Chapter 1: Death by Modern Medical Doctors

I have endeavored to show that there is no real service of humanity in the profession (of medicine) and that it is injurious to mankind.
-Mahatma Gandhi

Medical doctors are licensed and regulated by their own medical boards. Increasingly, these boards are populated with representatives of the drug industry and doctors who are paid “advisors" for pharmaceutical companies. Doctors themselves may have been drawn to study medicine for a variety of reasons: humanitarian, financial, and prestige. When I was in medical school, many of my classmates had parents who were doctors; they were raised in a medical world. Others, especially in the baby boomer age group, grew up with the Marcus Welby and Dr. Kildare images of a caring patriarch who was almost an extension of the family, making house calls and adding a measure of common sense to every prescription.

Young medical students these days have been brainwashed by movies and TV shows like ‘ER’. The drama of an EVAC helicopter rescue of a severely injured accident victim, bleeding and comatose, miraculously snatched from the grip of death, is presented as the epitome of modern medicine. Surgically reattaching limbs, reviving someone from a near-fatal heart attack, or saving the life of a 2 pound 2 ounce infant, is modern medicine at its best. Technology, autopsy, and forensics are played out in film and television dramas and gone are the house calls and concern for the patient who has any form of chronic disease that won’t resolve within a one-hour drama.
We can safely say the high points of modern medicine are:
1. Emergency medicine
2. Surgery
3. Diagnostics
With a growing focus on the technology of:
4. Genetic engineering
5. Vaccines

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