« Les docteurs sont des gens qui prescrivent des médicaments dont ils savent peu de choses pour guérir
des maladies dont ils savent encore moins à des êtres humains dont ils ne savent rien. »
Dr Gérard Leborgne
"L'art de la médecine consiste à distraire le malade
pendant que la nature le guérit."
"Si les gens tombent constamment d'une falaise, vous pouvez mettre des ambulances
au pied des falaises, ou construire une barrière en haut de la falaise. Nous mettons bien trop d'ambulances au pied de la falaise."
Denis Parsons Burkitt (1911-1993)
"One of the first duties of the physician is to educate
the masses not to take medicine."
« Far too large a section of the treatment of disease is today controlled by the big manufacturing pharmacists, who have enslaved us in a plausible pseudo-science... The blind faith which
some men have in medicines illustrates too often the greatest of all human capacities -the capacity for self deception... »
Sir William Osler, MD (1849-1919)
" The doctor of the future
will give no medicines, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the causes and prevention of disease."
Thomas Edison (1804 -1896)
"A vigorous five-mile walk will
do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world."
Paul Dudley White, M.D., prominent cardiologist.
"No disease that can be treated by diet should
be treated with any other means."
« The medical profession is obsessed with lowering your cholesterol because of misguided theories about cholesterol and heart disease. Why
would we want to lower it when the research actually shows that 75 % of people having a first heart attack, have normal cholesterol level, and when data over 30 years from the well-known Framingham Heart Study showed that in most age group, high cholesterol
was not associated with more deaths ?
In fact for older people, death were more common with low cholesterol. The research is clear-statins are being prescribed on an incorrect hypothesis, and they are not harmless. »
Dr. Franck Lipman
"Ce n'est pas parce qu'ils sont nombreux à avoir tort qu'ils ont raison."
"Unfortunately, in the academic world -where
much of today's scientific innovation takes place- researchers are encouraged to maintain the status quo and not "rock the boat". This mentality is pervasive, affecting all aspects of scientific research, from idea generation to funding to the training of
the next generation of scientists."
"Totalitarian is not only a terroristic political coordination of society, but also a non-terroristic economic technical coordination (). This is
what large tracks of our healthcare systems have become: a non-terroristic economical coordination that operate through the manipulation of needs by vested interests."
"Underpinned by webs of financial imperatives and conflicted interests, overdiagnosis andovertreatment have become disturbingly pervasive within contemporary medicine and are now deeply embedded within healthcare systems
around the world."
Iona Heath, ex-president of the Royal College of General Practitioners in the UK
"Truth never triumphs -its opponents just die out. Science advances one funeral at a time."
« Une nouvelle vérité scientifique ne triomphe pas en convaincant ses adversaires et en leur faisant voir la lumière, mais plutôt parce que ses opposants meurent et qu'ils sont remplacés par une nouvelle génération
pour qui elle est familière. »
Max Plank (1858-1947)
"Science is normally presented to the public as an enterprise based on scepticism and openness to new idea, in which
evidence and argumentation are examined on their own merits. Trusting newcomers who present views that conflict with standard ideas may thus expect that their work will be given a prompt, fair, and inclusive analysis, being accepted if it passes
scrutiny and being given detailed reasons why not. When, instead, their work is ignored, ridiculed, or rejected without explanation, they assume that there has been some sort of mistake, and often begin a search to find the "right person": someone who
fits the stereotype of the open-minded scientist. This can be a long search."
Brian Martin, Strategies for Dissenting Scientists.
"It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical
research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine."
Dr Marcia Angell
« In 1999, doctors in the US were recognised as the third leading cause of death. Four years later another review had elevated them into first place. The number of American
killed by FDA-approved pharmaceuticals is equivalent to dropping a nuclear bomb on a major US city every year. »
Barry Groves, « Trick and treat »
« The diet-heart hypothesis has been repeatedly shown to be wrong, and yet, for complicated reasons or pride, profit and prejudice, the hypothesis continues to be exploited by scientists, fund-raising enterprises, food companies
and even governmental agencies. The public is being deceived by the greatest health scam of the century. »
Dr George V. Mann
« The goal of our health system is not health ; it's profit for a few industries at the expense of the public good. »
T. Colin Campbell, PhD
« Disease is not supposed to be big business. »
Robert Thompson, MD