Medicine. Tonsillectomy. Desist letters. Cold science.


Jahi McMath went into Oakland Children’s Hospital almost a week ago for a routine tonsillectomy – a surgery thousands of children undergo each year.

But today, her family is thankful to just be able to sit by her bedside, where McMath, 13, is now on life support. She was declared brain dead last Thursday after complications arose during her recovery, her family said. They claim they then had to battle with the hospital to keep McMath on life support while they prayed for a miracle.

Sealy said the hospital had been trying to remove McMath from life support until the family presented a cease and desist letter on Monday. (1)

Dr. David Tunkel, an expert in pediatric otolaryngology, told ABC News that deaths from tonsillectomies are more common than many people assume. The mortality rate for the surgery is between one in 15,000 and one in 40,000, according to the most recent numbers, which date back a few decades, said Tunkel, who is the division director of pediatric otolaryngology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

More than half a million children undergo tonsillectomies each year, he said.
Behing the nice furnished front walls, death lurkes. Statistics are fine as long as you are not the “1 in the 15,000”. And if you are, only a desist letter will stop us from dumping you to the garbage so that no one will know…

Humans have lost the meaning of life and now have all the wrong goals. The meaning of life is NOT to stay alive. The meaning of life is to LIVE & DIE while striving for something of higher essence! Modern medicine is cold. Surely it’s cold touch does help some times. But it IS cold. We are not machines to repair and throw away if the repair fails! We are humans!

What we need is less “medicine”. And more… humans!

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

2 thoughts on “Medicine. Tonsillectomy. Desist letters. Cold science.”

  1. An interesting discussion is definitely worth comment.

    There’s no doubt that that you need to publish more about this issue,
    it might not be a taboo matter but usually people don’t talk
    about these topics. To the next! Cheers!!

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