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.( Go to The Epidemics of Modern Medicine… attachment 3)
What does Rosenhan mean that you cannot understand mental illness without understanding the environmental context in which a person with a diagnosis lives in? Use specific examples from his article to explain this.