The claim of modern medicine is that it is responsible for increases in life expectancy, decreases
in infant mortality rates, and the reductions of life-threatening diseases like TB, diphtheria, and
dysentery over the past 150. Illich disputes this claim. Describe what HE thinks is the cause of
these health improvements. Be specific by using data and other material from the Illich reading
to make the case that modern medicine has had little to do with such advances.