100 Fascinating Brain Facts

Diagnosis = Two Who Don\'t Know

Posted: September 21, 2011
By: Drs. Dawn & Michael Falite

Chiropractor_Alpharetta_JohnsCreekDiagnosis = Two Who Don't Know

     That’s right.  The definition of “diagnosis,” when broken down to the root words is “di” = two and “agnostic” = doesn’t know.  That’s why when you go to the medical doctor, or anyone else, and get the work-up to determine the diagnosis, two of you don’t know...YOU AND THE DOCTOR!

     According to C. Everett Koop, former Surgeon General of the United States, 69% of diagnoses given in this country are wrong!  Many of you have had the experience of going to the medical doctor for a symptom.  He/she prescribes the blue pill.  That one fails to relieve the symptoms, so he/she then prescribes the red pill.  And the cycle continues.  Or perhaps you go to several doctors for second opinions and get completely different diagnoses every time. 

     How can this be?  Isn’t medicine a science?  Actually, “medical science” is an oxymoron.  How can something be scientific when it is incorrect more than half the time?  If the diagnosis is wrong, and the treatment is based on that diagnosis, how scientific could it be?  Medicine is not a science!  Don’t be fooled!

     According to an shocking study, Alfred Walton, M.D. stated, “Dr. Richard Cabot discovered at the autopsy department of Massachusetts General Hospital that only 51% of the diagnosis in that hospital were correct; that 49% of the diagnosis were incorrect seems incredible, especially since the physicians at MGH have been recognized for years to be superior to any similar body of men in American medicine.”  If there is any place in the world where it is critical to have the proper diagnosis, it is in a hospital.  Life and death decisions are made in an instant.  Don’t you want to know that the doctor is positive about what is wrong before he/she operates?

     According to Barkev Saunders, Ph.D., research consultant for the U.S. Public Health Service, a published study, “Completeness and Reliability of Diagnosis in Therapeutic Practice” revealed the following: “Only 40% of all human ailments are found and labeled by doctors, and 60% are missed.  Of those that are ostensibly found, 50% are diagnosed in error.  Given an ailment in a patient, then, the chances of the medical physician finding it and diagnosing it correctly are one in five.”  Think for a moment about what that means.  Out of every five people, four are getting the wrong diagnosis...the wrong prescription...the wrong treatment...the wrong surgery!  It’s easy to see why over 100,000 people die each year due to prescription drugs and over 180,000 people die each year due to medical negligence. 

     A very blunt comment by Robert Fisher, M.D. is, “the popular medical doctor offers an easy diagnosis, which is almost always wrong, and treatment that is magical, expensive, and toxic.  In the process a life is either shortened or lost and a greedy ghoul makes another trip to the bank.  Most medical men are robbers and murderers.”  And this guy is a medical doctor!  This seems like an extreme viewpoint, but perhaps someone he cared about was one of those four out of five people who got the wrong diagnosis!

     “Diagnosis is so fraught with the element of uncertainty that no reliance can be placed on it.  Diagnosis is a medical delusion.”  John Tilden, M.D.

     Don’t blindly follow!  Educate yourself and get opinions from outside the medical propaganda machine before submitting to any procedures or drugs.

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