: I am a layman, and do not give medical advice. Please do not takemy word, or anybody else's, regarding your health. Take responsibility for yourhealth, and do not give it to "experts" or anybody else. Your life is
life, andgiving the responsibility for your health to others is a dangerous path. Talk toyour doctor, read this essay, research the areas presented here if you feelinclined, but in the end, please make your own decisions. Doctors only knowwhat they are taught, and if they are taught incorrectly, their advice can be lessthan helpful, and their treatments can kill you. Please do nothing simply becausean "expert" or other authority figure tells you to.
This essay is overflowing with names, dates and events, and takes an
iconoclastic look at today‟s medical establishment and how it came to be, while
also arguing that legitimate alternative paradigms exist, and far preferable to
Early readers informed me that it could be an overwhelming amount ofinformation to digest, as well as emotionally trying. This timeline is designed tomake the reading experience easier, so readers can refer to names, dates andevents in the larger scheme of this essay. The early human data is controversial
in many quarters, and this timeline hews more toward today‟s orthodox theories.
The early population estimates, until the modern age, are probably within 25% ofthe actual population, at least as far as orthodoxy is concerned. The timeline isbroken into two pieces, to 1491, directly below, and from 1492 onward.There
are far more links to this medical essay from the 1492 onward piece.This
timeline is an abbreviated version of the site timeline.
This timeline relates to the rise of today‟s
Western/American medical establishment andits prevailing paradigm
> 4 million BC
First erect protohumans appear in Africa,differentiating from their great ape cousins.
Humanpopulation = 0
> 2 million BC
Large-brained bipedal hominids, of the genus
, appear in Africa.
< 2 million BC
begins migrating from Africa,Human