Dissection of Medical Science

Creation of Civilization
Science Part

Written by Mokichi Okada in 1955

 

Until the previous chapter, I intended to describe almost all fallacies of medical science. Now I will go on dissecting it thoroughly by cutting deeply into it with a sharp scalpel. Nevertheless, I don’t have the slightest thought of slandering medical science. I just point out what is wrong is wrong and tell the truth, so please read this with an open mind. Therefore, I will explain it by showing actual cases, as this way is very comprehensive. First and foremost, when the doctor is asked to explain disease by his patient, he never assertively answers. He explains very ambiguously and perfunctorily. The doctor cannot say confidently to his patients, no matter what sort of disease they suffer from. For example, he would say, “Your illness would be cured. It is reasonable to be cured. It is supposed to be cured in medical science. This medical treatment is considered effective. There is no other way than giving this treatment. It depends on medical care that your illness would be cured. Your illness occurs in only one out of ten thousand people.” He also says, “You have to enter the hospital.” Then, his patient asks him, “Could it be cured if I am hospitalized?” The doctor replies, “It can’t be assured.” In this way, his words are very incoherent. Besides, doctors would know that patient’s actual condition is often very different from what they predict.

Then, when a doctor examines his patient for the first time, he typically uses various equipment such as percussion, auscultation, respirometer, medical thermometer, x-ray photography, a sedimentation test, injection site reaction, a microscopic examination and so on. If medical science is true science, illness can be precisely diagnosed by only using those methods. However, the doctor also asks his patient about the cause of death of his parents, brothers, and needless to say, grand and even great-grandparents. Then he asks about the patient’s past medical history and the anamnesis and so on in detail. Like this, he asks hair-splitting questions. These questions must be asked to make sure, but in fact, it would say that it shows a scientific deficiency. Even doing so, illness is not cured as expected. It is because its diagnosis would be inaccurate at all or its treatment would be wrong, or it would be both of them. The truth is that the complete cure of illness might be less than ten out of a hundred cases. It is because even if the illness seemed to be cured, it would be a temporary condition and you couldn’t feel relieved. Most of the illnesses would recur or other illnesses occur instead. I wonder how many people can be truly cured of their illness. I don’t need to say that as the doctors must know it well. As an example of this, there is a word ‘a family doctor’. If illness were completely cured, that would be all and a family doctor would be no longer needed.

As you can see what I described above, if the disease were truly cured by medical science, patients would gradually decrease, doctors lose their job, hospitals become quiet and in financial difficulties and they have to be sold one after another. However, the reality is mostly the opposite. What’s more, when you only see the case of tuberculosis, saying that there are not enough sanatoriums and beds, they cry out year by year. That is the current situation. According to the announcement of the government, the medical expenses of both public and private for tuberculosis are almost more than one hundred billion yen per year. It is an astonishing amount, isn’t it? For these reasons, modern medical science must have a major defect. Nevertheless, I wonder why people don’t realize it. It would be because they are completely caught up with material science and take no notice of others.

Then, I describe whether their diagnosis is scientific or not. There are a lot of doubts. For example, when a patient is diagnosed by a few doctors, they diagnose differently. This fact shows poor scientific evidence. It is because, if they have a certain scientific standard, it couldn’t happen. Furthermore, if medical science were truly effective, the members of a doctor’s family should be more resistant to illness and healthier than general people and the doctor himself should have a long life. However, it is said that their health is not as good as general people. Most people would know they rather suffered from illness than general people. Besides, since a patient is a member of a doctor’s family, they must receive the best medical treatment. They can’t be too late. No matter what I think, it is not understandable. Furthermore, when the member of a doctor’s family suffers from the illness, the doctor who is a father or a brother of a patient should directly give medical treatment. That is reasonable. However, his friend or another doctor examines the patient instead. I don’t know why he does so. That is strange. Because of his family, he is so worried about the patient that he cannot leave other doctors to treat them. Concerning this, I often hear that the doctor cannot make up his mind and can hardly diagnose his family. If so, the diagnosis is not scientific at all. In a word, his decision would owe his assumption and speculation a lot.

I’ve heard the recollection of a certain doctor before. He said, “It is hard to identify illness precisely. As a result of dissection in a large hospital, we cannot tell how many misdiagnoses are found. When the medical treatment is given to cure a patient, it doesn’t go well as expected, goes rather worse, or even threatens the patient’s life in the end. This case often happens so that we have to think about how we should explain it to a patient and his family to persuade them. That makes us not to sleep at night sometimes. This is our biggest trouble.” I have thought that was right.

In this way, even though medical science is said to be progressed very much, the diagnoses disagree with the results very much. Even some doctors don’t trust medical treatment very much and often try to cure illnesses mentally. Experienced doctors tend to do so. A famous doctor, late Mr Irisawa Tatsukichi wrote a farewell poem, ‘I take medicine to have my patient do though I don’t think it works. It is my duty.’ This is a famous story. Besides, I have a familiar doctor. When he or his family fall ill sometimes and he can’t cure them by himself, they often visit me. Then, I cure their illness soon, so they are pleased. There is another doctor who is the professor of a famous university. He was suffering from neuralgia as his chronic disease and his daughter suffered from lung disease. When they were both cured by me in a short period, his wife was so impressed and did persuade him to stop working as a doctor and switch to provide our therapy. Concerning his status, honour, economic reason and so on, he could hardly decide and is still as he was. There is one more interesting experience. More than ten years ago, the wife of a certain powerful businessman suffered from severe facial neuralgia. She became appallingly disfigured. Therefore, I was asked to visit her and then I advised her not to give any treatment. Because of my advice, her family particularly concerned about her, she went to a certain large hospital only for an examination. She met a familiar doctor of her, who is famous and the head of the hospital. He said, “You will cure in about two years, only if you leave it naturally. Don’t apply electricity. I wonder if this hospital recommends doing so.” She replied, “I was recommended but refused.” He answered, “That is good.” When I heard this, I was impressed there was such a great doctor in the world. This wife was cured completely in about two months.

Now, I finally start to explain the fallacy of medical science.

 

Translated by N.H.