From the 1976 book “Medical Nemesis: The Expropriation of Health”, by Ivan Illich. He spoke numerous languages, traveled extensively and taught at Penn State, University of Bremen and University of Hagen. In addition to his doctorate in medieval history, he was also a Roman Catholic priest.

Source: Ivan Illich. Medical Nemesis. Chapter 1: The Epidemics of Modern Medicine

Pre-Covid pandemic there is quite a bit of publications saying that we’ve never really had much control over pandemics. Posted this here as a bookmark. May later bring all of these related items together in one post.

By EdwardM