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July 03, 2019

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Schubert’s Fantasy in F minor for Piano Four Hands, D940

Dr. Seamus O’Mahony began studying gastroenterology in the mid-1980s, a time he associates with the end of the “golden age of medicine,” which he claims began in the mid-1930s. In this 2019 Lancet editorial, O’Mahony contrasts the golden age with the present “age of disappointment,” arguing medical science has been corrupted by Big Pharma and bloated with research and data that fail to help patients; the medical industry has become more focused on the production, accumulation, and deployment of unreliable information than on helping people. As a result, O’Mahony argues, it is doing “more harm than good to the people it is supposed to serve.”

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