Pascal Mercier – Perlmann’s Zwijgen (Perlmanns Schweigen)
The heart-rending story of a renowned, prize-winning scientist who has lost touch with his subject. An invitational conference …
Medical science has always promised – and often delivered – a longer, better life. But as the pace of science accelerates, do our expectations become unreasonable, fueled by an industry bent on profits and a media desperate for big news? Hope or Hype is a taboo-shattering look at what drives the American obsession with medical miracles, exposing the equipment manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies; doctors and hospitals too quick to order surgery; the politicians; the press; and our own technoconsumption mindset.
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