Tuesday, October 21, 2008


The term “iatrogenocide” is derived from the combination of words “iatrogenesis,” meaning physician induced illness, and “genocide,” defined as the mass killing and/or enslaving of people for economics, politics, and/or ideology by sistematic method such as medical mistakes.

Iatrogenesis = any adverse or physical condition induced in a patient through the effects of treatment by a physician or surgeon.
Causes of iatrogenesis include medical error, blood transfusion, negligence and the adverse effects or interactions of prescription drugs.
[Numbers] : In the United States, 225,000 deaths per year may be iatrogenic, making it the third leading cause of death.

Genocide = the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group

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