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Medical Survival

W. Gifford-Jones, M.D.
published 1985, Methuen

W. Gifford-Jones, M.D. is the author of the nationally syndicated column “The Doctor Game.” In an entertaining and highly accessible style, he addresses many medical problems and answers many questions you may not have thought to ask.

  • Can I have a Scotch and Soda with This Pill?
  • Should Women Hold a Purse in Their Teeth?
  • Can You Pass the Earlobe Crease Test for Heart Disease?
  • Do You Know the World’s Most Important Medical Formula?
  • Will Lack of Estrogen Make You Rob the Local Bank?
  • Should Young People Listen to Pogo’s Advice?
  • How to Prevent Garbage Diseases
  • How to Avoid Needless Radiation
  • The Fractured Male Organ
  • The Waterskiing Enema
  • “Bingo Brain” Syndrome
  • The Manana Pregnancy
  • Laugh at TV Commercials and Save Your Kidneys
  • Take a Lesson from the Battleship King George V

Medical consumers are not getting the right message on how to prevent disease. There are two kinds of diseases in the 1980s – the ones we get and the ones we make. One North American in three will have a heart attack before age 60; every 60 seconds a new diabetic is diagnosed in North America. What is needed is a new philosophical and psychological approach to degenerative disease. Medical Survival provides that approach. It also remembers that if you lose your sense of humour, you lose everything, and so a number of controversial issues are covered, from “Should you rob the children’s piggy bank to buy Vitamin E?” to “Is it possible to obtain better medical care than the rich?” Included also is the W. Gifford-Jones Living Will to help people die with dignity.

Medical Survival