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St. Virgin
and a normal patient

Sometimes fiction makes things more clear

What do we know about how the medical industry thinks, how it regards it patients, makes its decisions about them, picks enemies and defeats them? Or even that it does that? How does it manage to have such high self esteem when forging documents, destroying others, covering up sex abuse, violence, unnecessary surgeries done for profit, incompetent operators and even serial killers? To reduce the damage, death and bankruptcies caused by that group, we need answers to questions we don't even know to ask.

To survive when we become victims, to understand when our government is passing policies that will defeat us, to fix medicine so it does not bankrupt so many of us, we need a more well rounded understanding of the world of medicine and the people in it - from the perspective of patients who have been through the subterfuge and mendacity that is routine, and unrecognized, in medicine.

The only way that can be communicated is through fiction. Name a name or describe an actual place and the author's life and work is brought to an abrupt halt. Legal proceedings, sheriffs knocking on the door and even death threats have resulted from that for those who have strayed away from fiction. Some get away with it. Others have to sign agreements promising never to try again. Sometimes after having been  sued for more money than they ever will be able to pay. For having talked.

Medicine prevents patients from knowing the most essential things necessary to survive it, leaves patients with no choice but to do what they are told in ignorance and then denigrates them for apparently wanting someone to just tell them what to do, which was the only choice they had. Then it retreats behind "buyer beware" when the bad things are done. Medicine doesn't know doesn't know any of this about itself. Shame on them.

Persons, places, events, names and situations in this story are purely fictional. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or to their names or histories, is coincidental and unintentional.
I apologize for the subject matter. I did not want to learn what I was taught. I was not given a choice.
Rough Draft / Under Construction
Since it's undergoing changes, sometimes the
order and the links get out of whack

Table of Contents
Current Chapter Titles

In the beginning, fool that he was, he searched and searched for anyone in medicine who really did put the well-being of patients first.

The Back Surgeon

HJ

The End

Wiley

Dr. Masser

Dr. Smith

Colorado Fluoride

Mrs. Roark

Candles
Chambers
Ted
Aaron
Cinto
Yuppie
Karen
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Sex Abuse and Violence in a Hospital
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Jeercurz
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Marriage
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Paul
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And I'm a Nurse
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Three Percent
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Blacky
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Dueter
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Sales
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Day 1, 2 & 3
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Tools
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“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” - Picasso

The aftermath of an iatrogenic injury, especially an intentional one, compounds injury upon injury while the medical community dupes the patient out of diagnosis and treatment and persuades itself and anyone who will listen that the victim is a crank and a lunatic. Untreated injuries compound. But it is their view that no one in medicine would do something bad, like intentionally injuring a patient. The community of doctors agrees on that. Whose perception could be more objective, selfless and accurate than a community of doctors who see no injuries and speak no injuries? Unless it is the patient who was there and has the injuries no one will treat.

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Putting work on the Internet is inviting people to look over your shoulder and comment or contribute or object or check your facts, especially when it is in progress, especially when you've been told you are being watched. (posted 3.12.07)