A Midwestern Doctor
When you study the history of medicine, you will frequently observe that the nature of disease completely changes depending on the era, and these forgotten sides of medicine can be found within many different sources and medical systems.
… Unfortunately, the history of those changes is almost always forgotten and people in each era instead tend to assume disease has always been the way it is presently.
… The history of these changes is critical to understand because often if you can recognize when a problematic disease emerged, doing so makes it possible to obtain an otherwise unobtainable perspective that allows one to identify the disease’s root cause (which is often an environmental toxin), and develop an effective treatment protocol for addressing it. Unfortunately, in most cases, this perspective does not enter the practice of medicine because the causes of a pervasive illness in society are often something in which people in power have a strong financial stake, or because so much money is made from treating the disease that there are strong financial pressures to have it remain “unsolvable.”