Ivan Illich's revenge and death: On iatrogenesis and related phenomena

Avi Ohry*, Hadar Shaked

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Dr Ivan Illich, the devoted fighter for the elimination of the various complications of modern medicine, died last year. This caused us to re-read and to remind the readers about the various ingredients of this iatrogenic phenomenon: polyphragmasia, the false diagnosis of "non-diseases", over-activity and over confidence of the medical establishment, non-adherence to logical work-up of diagnostic algorhythm, etc. Although medicine has progressed immensely, we often encounter the various maladies of modern medicine. In rehabilitation medicine practice, we also often face a few more aspects of this subject.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-302+316
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2004


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