Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Blogging the keynote at AMSA 2011

---delivered by Patch Adams, via The Notwithstanding Blog. Highlights:

Dr. Parenti:
The 3% of the country who own 97% of the assets think that health insurance is a market in which to make money. The horrors! [capitalism is morally repugnant? not the most nuanced argument]
The Gesundheit Institute [Patch Adams' facility] has never carried malpractice insurance and has never been sued. [Am I alone in thinking that there might be a causal relationship].
The Gesundheit Institute is open to all sorts of “medicine:” homeopathy, naturopathy, ayurveda, reiki, and a few others I’ve never heard of.
Dr. Adams
“Depression is not a mental illness. It is a pharmaceutical company diagnosis. Depression is simply a symptom of loneliness.”
One of the scariest phrases in the world: “AMSA could lead the way on…”

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