8 quotes from a cancer surgeon that will set your hair on fire

Eight quotes from a cancer surgeon that will set your hair on fire

by Jon Rappoport

December 6, 2012


His name is Marty Makary. He’s a cancer surgeon and researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the School of Public Health.

Propublica’s Marshall Allen interviewed him about patient harm, in conjunction with an ongoing propublica investigation.


Keep in mind that these quotes are coming from a mainstream doctor who is inside the system and who believes in the system. That makes Makary’s statements all the more shocking.

…1 in 4 hospital patients are harmed by a mistake.”

A cardiologist in Wisconsin was fired for pointing out that EKGs were misread more than 25% of the time.”

We [doctors] are also evaluated by the number of ‘value units’ at the end of each fiscal quarter. Our management will sit down with us and say your work units are down or up and in order for you to receive a large bonus you need to increase the number of operations you do…”

There is New England Journal of Medicine-level data that suggests that almost half of [health] care is not compliant with evidence.” [In other words, almost 50% of all health care in America isn’t even based on published mainstream studies…and, I should add, there is conclusive evidence that half of these studies are untrustworthy in the first place. Therefore, to say that conventional doctors are winging it is a vast understatement. JR]

…up to 30% of health care in unnecessary…”

I saw cases where a patient was not told about a minimally invasive way of doing a particular surgery because of physician preference or training, and the doctor would just hope the that he [the patient] wouldn’t find out.”

Medical mistakes are fifth-or-sixth-most common cause of death in the United States, depending on the measure.”

…The desire and reflex of docs to offer something to patients, even when there’s not much more else they can offer. There’s a strong financial incentive. Doctor groups pay for new equipment that they purchase on borrowed money.” [In other words, ‘we have this expensive equipment, we have to use it to pay for it.’ JR]

Since Dr. Makary works at Johns Hopkins, he is no doubt familiar with a landmark review done by the late Dr. Barbara Starfield, who also worked at Hopkins for many years.

On July 26, 2000, the Journal of the American Medical Association published Starfield’s review, “Is US health really the best in the world?” Starfield revealed the following facts:

In the US, the annual death rate, as a direct result of medical treatment, is 225,000 people. Of those, 106,000 are killed by FDA-approved pharmaceutical drugs. The other 119,000 are killed by medical mistreatment in hospitals. This makes medically caused death the third leading cause of mortality in America.

The Matrix Revealed

In 2009, I interviewed Dr. Starfield.


She assured me that, since the publication of her review in 2000, no federal agency had contacted her to ask for help in fixing this unconscionable horror, and no agency had undertaken a significant program to reverse the third leading cause of death in the US.

Aside from the medically caused death rate, there is medical maiming. In 2001, the LA Times published a shocking article by Linda Marsa.


The article revealed that, in addition to the deaths, 2.1 million more people were admitted to US hospitals every year, as a result of severe reactions to pharmaceutical drugs. And, every year, there were 36 million adverse drug reactions in America.

Those people who support the onset of Obamacare might reflect on all these things. With millions of new people brought into the medical system, the horrific pain-and-death numbers cited in this article are going to escalate. And those numbers equal real human beings.

But don’t worry. You’re humane to want Obamacare. You’ll get a gold star on the blackboard for your sentiments.

Keep sending me your emails expressing those sentiments. I print them and tape them to my wall, right next to the death-and-maiming numbers. It’s a nice collection.

Jon Rappoport

The author of an explosive collection, THE MATRIX REVEALED, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com

14 comments on “8 quotes from a cancer surgeon that will set your hair on fire

  1. vanmerlin morgonn says:

    Hello Jon

    For years I have refused to go to hospitals and to take medication from Doctors. As a result at 71 most people guess me to be 55 and my doctor states I’m healthier that people who are 40. So thanks for your comments they are very real no matter what other’s say.


  2. Andrea says:

    Yes, why get 40 million more people addicted to medical care from the oil companies? Is this a good objective.?

  3. Anonymous says:

    my heart is broken.

  4. DogMa says:

    All I keep screaming in my head is, “we don’t need THAT kind of healthcare!”. What a scam, even the most educated defend our healthcare system, mind blowing. Keep fighting the good fight!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Yipee! You are a powerful TRUTH advocate to have in our corner….keep it up. There’s many out here who need to be exposed to the truth and people like me have your back.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for speaking the truth .

    Our food and water is also a problem no one seems to talk about publicy .

    I watched chemtrails beening sprayed on my town, after calling the local news to ask why they are not warning the people, I was just laugh at an told, I was silly those chemicals are not harmfull, and just for countering global warming . What a bunch of crap, we are doomed if nobody with power steps in .

    The whole system seems corrupt to me, thanks again keep up the fight .

  7. sayslife says:

    Over the years I have amassed quite a library of alternative health remedy books. Don’t know if they will be of help against whatever’s coming down the pike, but they’ve been helpful for me. I have found that there is always a natural cure for every ailment. haven’t been to a “doctor” (knock on wood) for over a decade.

  8. Glenn Harrison UK says:

    We put too much trust in medicine and science…QUESTION EVERYTHING! More often than not we can use our own common sense and heal ourselves simply by maintaining a healthy immune system through a good balanced diet and plenty of exercise. This is common sense.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Can we get a link to this study?
    “There is New England Journal of Medicine-level data that suggests that almost half of [health] care is not compliant with evidence.”

  10. ehswan says:

    A few years ago I asked these EMS guys about a gourney they were using. $30,000. I didn’t see more than $1,500!

  11. Graham Dan O'Gorman says:

    I successfully treated people for leukemia (no failures to date, 8 people) and the doctors were not amused or interested in how. No money for them. I have worked in cardiac and intensive care units at the invite of patients and their families with amazing results and then the doctors claimed the immediate improvement was due to the drugs administered which before my treatment had had little or no effect. I am a Bioptron light and colour therapist. Graham Dan O’Gorman. Light Being Healing. Healing the World since God Knows. epicgog@hotmail.com

  12. Reblogged this on celestialmusingsblog and commented:
    My life has been devoted to alternative medical care for over 20 years and when I see that this goes on every day it truly sets my hair on fire!

  13. Chris says:

    Health is no longer an issue to joke around with. Nonetheless, natural remedies are helping many people get their lives back and also stay healthy.

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