The crisis in western medicine
digital file Colour Sound 1975 35:33
Summary: The programme considers some of the ideas of Ivan Illich presented in his book Medical Nemesis , and Dr. Bradshaw explains two projects based on Illich's philosophy the AMIGOS Life Centres, loosely structured, demedicalised health educational elements in a live community centre, to be run by and for the laity in co-operation with local GPs and hospitals and a new journal that will take a critical look at what the medical establishment is doing, particularly its counter productive activities in the health field as reported in the standard journals. 6 segments.
Title number: 18391
Description: Segment 1 Grob shows Ivan Illich's book, 'Medical Nemesis: The Expropriation of Health.' He is then shown seated with Bradshaw to discuss the book. Time start: 00:00:00:00 Time end: 00:04:16:00 Length: 00:04:16:00 Segment 2 Bradshaw and Grob continue to discuss Illich's book. They compare surgery in the US and Canada with surgery in the UK. They question whether or not all surgical procedures are necessary. Time start: 00:04:16:00 Time end: 00:09:19:00 Length: 00:05:03:00 Segment 3 Bradshaw and Grob move on to discuss what they call 'medical invasion' which includes certain screening procedures such as the screening of children for hypertension and sodium cholesterol levels, etc.. Time start: 00:09:19:00 Time end: 00:14:28:00 Length: 00:05:09:00 Segment 4 Bradshaw describes, in detail, areas in which he disagrees with Illich's book. Time start: 00:14:28:00 Time end: 00:20:24:00 Length: 00:05:56:00 Segment 6 Grob and Bradshaw round off the discussion by talking about how Illich's points of view can be utilised practically in the health centre. Time start: 00:30:57:07 Time end: 00:35:33:07 Length: 00:04:36:00
Credits: Presented by Dr John Bradshaw. Introduced by Dr Paul Grob. Produced by David Sharp.
Further information: This tape is one of more than 120 titles, originally broadcast on Channel 7 of the ILEA closed-circuit television network, given to Wellcome Trust from the University of London Audio-Visual Centre shortly after it closed in the late 1980s. Although some of these programmes might now seem rather out-dated, they probably represent the largest and most diversified body of medical video produced in any British university at this time, and give a comprehensive and fascinating view of the state of medical and surgical research and practice in the 1970s and early 1980s, thus constituting a contemporary medical-historical archive of great interest.
Keywords: Western medicine; Physicians (General practice); Medicine; Community Medicine
Locations: United Kingdom; England; London; University of London