The Origins of Medical Blindness

In part one of this series, I aimed to illustrate how members of physician class are often unable to see medically induced (iatrogenic) injuries, and this leads to a significant degree of suffering for patients who are in effect gaslighted by these doctors. I argued this blindness is due to a combination of doctors lacking the capacity to recognize iatrogenic injuries and doctors being unwilling to recognize iatrogenic injuries. I will now seek to explain why they often lack the capacity to recognize these injuries. As this is part of a series, some of the concepts within this article will be difficult to fully understand without reading the previous section.

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