KTVO TV, Jan. 26, 2003
Near the entrance of the Dryer Building on the Maharishi campus, there stands an enormous stack of papers encased in plastic with a sign that reads, “Heap of Medical Hazards.”
Maharishi officials say the pages contain 6,400 medical summary research articles detailing things that have medically gone wrong in the past three years.
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Dr. David Sands M.D. of the Maharishi Medical Program says the 10-foot-high Heap of Medical Hazards sends the message that many thousands of people are dying by the hands of modern medicine, but he says he doesn’t want to do away with the system all together.
“I would see that someday, the two would be very much integrated, that modern doctors would be very expert in modern medicine, especially in critical care medicine, but that in order to be truly generalized, they would use a lot of alternative care,” said Dr. Sands.
Sands says that modern medicine is less health care, and more of a disease care system, and that the system needs to focus more on preventative treatments rather than just treating illnesses as they occur.