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How to Stop Your Doctor Killing You Paperback – 11 Sep 2003

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: European Medical Journal; Revised edition edition (11 Sept. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1898947147
  • ISBN-13: 978-1898947141
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 1.9 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 249,214 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Like the reviewer below I'm a doctor and the vast majority of what Vernon Coleman says is painfully true. When I first saw it on the coffee table at work I got cross - knee jerk reaction - then started reading. I found myself nodding in agreement.

I've met plenty of narrow-minded doctors, some who are simply unable to think after too many years of rote-learning. It's a slightly depressing read for this very reason, that so many colleagues are as Vernon describes. I think he's a bit too keen on sources of information that are prone to being incorrect (libraries often out of date and the internet full of misleading stuff as well as the facts) but it's a good book to help you understand the medical profession.
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I am a doctor and I have to admit that I started to read this book expecting to be angered. But I was not. It's all true. I'm sorry to have to admit. If more doctors read it then perhaps medicine would improve. Meanwhile, patients should read it so that they have a better understanding of the way things really work. I can understand some doctors being cross with VC for writing this book. They shouldnt be. They should be grateful to him for sharing the truth with patients.
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Even if you don't agree with everything herein, this book is fascinating and very informative.

It certainly gives you something to think about in every chapter. If you have an open mind this book will really enlighten you and possibly spur you on to do further research into the areas discussed. Dr Coleman is rather down on the profession as a whole in this book, but with good reason I believe. While I know and respect many doctors, this book still gives an insight to how the profession works, from a doctor's point of view, and I know much of it to be correct as I have followed by friends medical educations and seen a lot of what Dr Coleman talks about happen.

I recommend this book as an interesting read which really affects anyone with a human body and an inquisitive mind.
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I read quite a lot of medical books. Most of them are crap. Written either by journalists who dont know much except what they learn from press handouts or by patronising doctors who are only interested in defending their profession. This one is different. Explosively different. It has been widely attacked by doctors and researchers and I can see why. I can see why some of them want it banned. If you just want the honest truth, told in a readable way, then this is the best book you can buy. I've given copies to three friends. They've all been delighted with it.
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I love the book, it gives a great deal of help to those who need medical advise especially what questions to ask when seeing your doctor. I purchased this copy for a friend as I aready had a copy so that she could find the right treatment for her.
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What a good book!
Vernon Coleman pulls no punches & tells it like it is.
Very brave to stand up & tell us what really does & is going on , & confirms
Many things I have believed in for along time now, especially about doctors !
Lost faith in them years ago ,they ruind my mother's health by keeping her
On a concoction of drugs for year's & never ever revueing her ,
even when she'sTold them over & over how ill they are making her , no one will ever listen to what
She or I ever say all they want to give her is more pills !
Now her Iife is so miserable all she wants to do is die !!!!
I've always found it hard to convince anybody that doctors & the establishment are not to be
Trusted ,(from my own experience's ) this book will be loaned out to friends & family.
People need to open their eyes to what gos on !!!!!!!
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I have been patronised and ignored by doctors (alternately). Dr Vernon Coleman deserves a medal for standing up for patients. This book is terrific - especially the chapter entitled What I Would Do If I Had Cancer. Everyone in my family has read it and I've got a waiting list of people who want to borrow it.
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I humbly admit that I am a doctor myself. My familiarity with the profession led me to purchase this book simply to see what the author had to say. In my opinion, there are useful points of advice to patients regarding how to better deal with medical establishment. But, also in my opinion, many of the generalizations he makes simply are generalizations, which don’t apply to individual practitioners, or medicine as a whole. He makes sweepingly inclusive statements concerning the motivation of medical practitioners, which simply do not reflect my experience of most of those in the profession. Most doctors basically try to do their best for their patients. Many make a point of pride in basing their practice on sound evidence rather than tradition and/or drug company propaganda. The book strikes me as sensationalist and pandering to the fears of patients, when medicine in general has made great strides towards implementing best practices based on sound clinical evidence, as such evidence is available.
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