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  • Writer's pictureDaniel Chong, ND

It's time to draw the line in medicine.

The history of medicine is fraught with examples of treatments whose effects turned out to be more harmful than expected and, in some cases, even more harmful than the disease they were meant to treat. The following is a short list of examples from a more distant past:

Thankfully, we are well past the time when truly harmful medical treatments don’t pass the muster anymore…..right? Wrong. More recent examples of disastrous medical treatments include:

There are also medical practices and treatments which clearly have uses, but whose risk to benefit ratio may at the very least be in need of reassessment: