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Volume 3, Issue 1
Spring 2007:

Healthcare as though People Mattered: The Industrialization of Healthcare

Jeff Kane, MD

Cell 2 Soul. 2007 Spring; 3(1):a14

Genuine healthcare reform depends partly on appreciation of the system's history. The core of American healthcare is "biomedicine," a style only a century old. It began when industrialists John Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie funded programs to standardize medical education on a scientific basis. Effective toward certain ends, biomedicine is proving increasingly expensive compared to returns, and is ineffective in addressing pathogenic lifestyles.

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