How good is modern medicine? Almost everyone loves to hate it, but routinely for the wrong reasons. We are used to hearing criticism of medicine mostly from cranks and quacks, and about 90% of it is just in service of selling their bullshit “alternatives.”
I’d like to recommend an extremely skeptical, high-quality take on the state of art and science of medicine, from the podcast EconTalk, interviewing Jacob Stegenga. Stegenga is harsh but absolutely fair. He gives credit to medicine where due (and it certainly gets some), but only where due.
This is the kind of criticism medicine actually needs.