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The Corrosion of Medicine: Can the Profession Reclaim Its Moral Legacy?

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John Geyman is Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA. He has spent 25 years in academic family medicine.
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  • Paperback: 322 pages
  • Publisher: Common Courage Press (May 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1567513840
  • ISBN-13: 978-1567513844
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,224,734 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Geyman, M.D. is professor emeritus of family medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, where he served as Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine from 1976 to 1990.
As a family physician with over 25 years in academic medicine, he also practiced in rural communities for 13 years.
He was the founding editor of The Journal of Family Practice (1973 to 1990) and the editor of The American Journal of Family Medicine from 1990 to 2003. Since 1990 he has been involved with research and writing on health policy and health care reform. His most recent book How Obamacare Is Unsustainable: Why We Need a Single-Payer Solution For All Americans (2015). Earlier books include Health Care Wars: How Market Ideology and Corporate Power Are Killing Americans (2012), Souls On a Walk: An Enduring Love Story Unbroken by Alzheimer's (2012), Breaking Point: How the Primary Care Crisis Threatens the Lives of Americans (2011), Hijacked: The Road to Single Payer in the Aftermath of Stolen Health Care Reform (2010), The Cancer Generation: Baby Boomers Facing a Perfect Storm (2009), Do Not Resuscitate: Why the Health Insurance Industry Is Dying (2008), The Corrosion of Medicine: Can the Profession Reclaim Its Moral Legacy (2008), and Shredding the Social Contract: The Privatization of Medicare (2006), and Health Care in America: Can Our Ailing System Be Healed? (2002).

Flying is John's avocation, having been a pilot for 56 years. Now, as an active member of the United Flying Octogenarians, he flies patients from San Juan Island to and from the mainland for chemotherapy and radiation therapy. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, and served as the president of Physicians for a National Health Program from 2005 to 2007, and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

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This is a serious well-researched book, The author is widely known for his knowledge and understanding of his topic. A well-worthwhile read, though it is merciless in excoriating the medical profession. We should all learn from reading it.
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There seems to be little doubt that our health care system is in crisis. Some would even maintain that there is no system. Dr. Geyman takes the reader through a thoroughly documented examination of health care as it exists in our country today. His findings lead to an inescapable conclusion: Something is deeply, basically wrong, and it seems to have something to do with the shift from health care as a service to health care as a profit center. In times past it seems that society granted doctors a level of affluence as an acknowledgement of the cost in time, expense and heart muscle to become a doctor. Now it seems that often the services provided by a doctor have become not just a service, but a commodity offered for the accumulation of wealth. Sadly that accumulated wealth is often going to investors and other third parties who are not directly involved in the doctor/patient equation.

Years ago a friend gave me an interesting list of questions that I think apply to our health care situation today. See what you think:

1. To whom do we owe what?
2. Who owns the problem?
3. How much is enough?
4. Compared to what?
5. Why? (or Why not?)

Kenneth T. Larsen, DDS
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This is an absolutely excellent book that pulls no punches. If you are concerned about where the health care wastes are, and how to eliminate them, this book will show you the answers.
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