Paul de Kruif is known for his controversial opinions on modern medicine. Our Medicine Men highlights the scientist’s disputable account of the medical profession.
Our Medicine Men presents Paul de Kruif’s controversial modern medicine opinions. The collected essays were first published in The Century Magazine, which resulted in many medical and scientific professionals criticising Kruif’s work for providing ‘detrimental’ false information.
“A devastating attack upon the pomposities, absurdities and dangerous practices in the medical profession” – Publishers Weekly, 1922
This volume features the following chapters:
- – ‘The Dignity of the Medical Profession’
- – ‘The Role of Credulity’
- – ‘On a Misconception of the Role of Physicians
- – ‘The Cure of Disease’
- – ‘Pills Make Way for Prevention’
- – ‘Religio Sanitatis’
- – ‘The Molding of the Raw Material’
- – ‘The Science of the Study of Disease’
- – ‘The Master Physician and the Anti-Physician’
First published in 1922, Our Medicine Men is not to be missed by collectors of Paul de Kruif’s work and those interested in the history of medicine.