This world can not be a perfect place and it is foolish to expect the same ! What is published in medical literature is at best , an abstract thinking of an unfinished agenda . Still public think science is . . . what doctors say ! They feel doctors can not simply watch a person dying. They want us act like God. This is how medical men became Demi-Gods by default.
Here was a big opportunity . Who exploited it ? Obviously the greedy corporates who embarked on a dirty journey to en- cash this trust and fill their coffers .This is the foundation on which the basics of medical market economy rides !
It is an un-pardonable on-going deceit among modern human civilization . It has spoiled the trust between the patient and doctor and probably irreversibly contaminated in recent decades !
There are very few positives though, with occasional noble medical souls (Like BMJ,Lancet ) trying to keep the sinking ship afloat !
This sounding board article (Now we rarely get to see ) from NEJM way back in 1975 exposes a shocking revelation politely . Now, 40 years after , the importance of such article has grown many fold . We are witnessing every day , medical scientist break stories ( Yes . . . it is story ) in general media with absolute academic cowardice !
We expect more such face bashing articles from NEJM . It would definitely make immense good for our profession which needs it desperately !
I’m linking the original NEJM article ; Hope it does not violate copy right !