The first part reads like a terrible whodunit. The difference is that, in a typical crime novel, the villain kills only a handful of people. The author shows that hundreds of thousands of people lose their lives for nothing more valuable than profit. In fact, he presents those facts rather too mildly. First, do no harm! The supreme ethical duty of a doctor is to the welfare of his or her patient.
This book, which is not written by a physician, is addressed to everyone. The second part of the book primarily addresses doctors. What will a patient do if he or she cannot gain access to the medical resources that doctors control? She can only seek a doctor who agrees to make use of these resources. This is not a handbook for doctors; however, it simply aims to advise them what can be done and what has already been learned.
All of these methods are familiar to me and have been used by me in my practice for many years, often obtaining spectacular results. The satisfaction is especially great when it is possible to help in cases in which the medical establishment has abandoned its responsibility.
I thank the author for the interesting and extremely valuable book. I am sure it will serve as a valuable source of crucial information for both patients and doctors.
Antoni Krasicki MD