Hippocratic Oaths: Medicine and its Discontents

December 2, 2020
Hippocratic Oaths: Medicine and its Discontents

Poet, philosopher, novelist and former physician, Raymond Tallisis one of the world's foremost scientific philosophers. In thisbook, he brings together his diverse intellectual interests toaddress profoundly important questions about our well being.Hippocratic Oaths blends philosophy with public opinion,polemic and personal experience to bridge the disjunction betweenthe health care we believe we are entitled to expect, and thedifficult realities of what is possible.In a series of fiercely stimulating and impassioned arguments,Tallis looks at the truth behind public health scares; why wecontinue to incorrectly treat our bodies as if they were machines,separate from ourselves; and why the popularity of alternativetherapies is bad for doctors and patients alike.Hippocratic Oaths is the summation of a lifetime'sthought and medical practice, by one of the most singular stars inthe British scientific firmament. It will, quite simply, changeforever the way you think about yourself, and your health.