Still seems as bad as medicine in the 1800’s (would you use chloroform to sedate a patient in surgery today? I suspect not) and I suspect, in the 22 or 23 century we’ll look back on medicine in the late 20th and early 21st century and like Bones, say, “Mediaevalism here” and “My God, is this the Dark Ages?” We haven’t even gotten past drilling holes in people’s heads to relieve pressure on the brain, esp in cases of brain injuries (not saying it’s wrong or right, because it’s all we have for now, but it is still quite primitive medicine, IMO). The same thing you all are saying about previous centuries’ medicine, will probably be said of today’s medicine in the future. This doesn’t mean today’s medicine is good or bad, it’s just saying tomorrow we may place today’s medicine in the same category as yesterday’s medicine.
It wouldn’t surprise me at all, given communicators/cell phones, PADDS/IPads, food dispensers/microwaves, etc I do believe we are still in the Dark Ages of medicine and still have a long ways to go, despite improvements, esp and including childbirth (My younger son was born in 1991 and no less then 30 or 40 years prior, we both had a greater chance of dying from H.E.L.L.P. Syndrome, than we did in the 1990s). It is quite possible that Botox will be yesterday’s medicine, just as Willow Bark and chloroform are. Without questioning, I don’t think we would have made the progress in medicine that we have today and I think we should always continue to question, because (Science Fiction aside) I think we can do better than subject ourselves to Botox, chemo (a poison also), radiation (a known cause of cancer), and invasive surgery (which we’ve made some progress with). However, I do thank the doctors for chopping off my mother’s breast (just one) and giving her radiation to treat her stage 3 breast cancer earlier this century, thereby allowing her to live 14 years and beyond, thus surviving cancer, as well as treating her Grave’s Disease in the 70s, with radioactive iodine, but I do think we can do better than these techniques… eventually, esp if we don’t stop questioning.
So the questions aren’t so much concerning the poisons we allow drs to put into our bodies as much as it is, “Isn’t there anything better yet? Isn’t there new science on this yet? Why is our medicine still primitive in some respects?” IF we don’t ask such questions and push medical science to do better, then we may be in the Dark Ages still in the next century and, IMO, Botox and chemo isn’t much better than Willow Bark and chloroform, just a different century, but unfortunately, it’s all we have for now, just as the medicine of yesterday is being criticized today- it was all they had and knew also, which at the time was neither good or bad either, but people still questioned it and if they had not, I don’t think we have gotten as far as we have today, but what we have today could be improved greatly, I think. Botox, chemo, radiation, and alike should not be the end all and be all of medicine and it doesn’t hurt to keep a doctor on his toes in an effort to keep up with science. Some doctors do get lazy and don’t keep up with new findings.
Not only that, many a woman with a lump in her breast, has died because of a doctor telling her something similar to, “There, there. Let me worry about that lump, because I know what is best for you.” Any time a doctor takes on such attitudes, it’s time to get a second opinion, if not a different doctor.
You wouldn’t expect your architect to discuss load bearing with you before he designs your house.
My grandfather, uncle, and others were carpenters, electricians, etc, who taught me a few things about building a house, so yes, I would, esp if I thought it was wrong. I have even been told by some carpenters, I see things that most other people do not see.