“As long as American medicine is allowed to hide its demons, it is naïve – more, it is stupid – for a populace to view its practitioners and managers as invariably altruistic.
Make no mistake. The gallimaufry of medicine has always engendered a fertile ground for capitalistic predators. It provides terrific niches for off-the-chart sociopaths. And too many of us who are not, have become ingeniously adept at hiding those who are. Paramedics are particularly guilty of willful ignorance. I should know. For decades, my silence cloaked as many scoundrels as anybody’s.”
(Excerpt, “The Paramedic Heretic”)
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