[Comment] Offline: The secrets of a healthy society
It has become something of a tired cliché to talk about a National Disease Service. The idea that doctors don’t do health but only disease is an easy hit, a sharp elbow in the side of a privileged profession. As anyone who has actually seen a doctor at work knows, it isn’t true. Anyway, it would be foolish to think that the health of an individual should be left to doctors alone. And if personal health is beyond the reach of the doctor, a healthy society is certainly beyond the mandate of the medical profession.