False Hopes: Why America's Quest for Perfect Health is a Recipe for Failure

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 10, 1998 - Medical - 336 pages
This ground-breaking book by one of the nation's leading experts on medical ethics, Daniel Callahan, traces the root cause of America's health-care crisis not to inefficient organization or waste, but rather to society's and the medical community's relentless quest for perfection.

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Medical ethicist Callahan (The Troubled Dream of Life, 1993, etc.) proposes a new way of looking at the nature of medicine that sharply challenges traditional beliefs in progress and perfectibility ... Read full review

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With millions of dollars going into continuous research, the medical establishment has vested interests in promoting the idea that all diseases can be overcome and unlimited progress is possible. Not ... Read full review

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