StanleyPain This whole show was pretty good. It was basically about scientists and doctors trying to convince people (especially rural folk) to stop believing in faith healers and mystics and all that shit. Unfortunately, they failed miserably since it's virtually impossible to separate a lot of people in these third world countries from the lure of all this crap. This is why I can't stand people who think Eastern religions and spiritualities are some sort of "alternative" to Westernized monotheism. It may be prettier or more exotic, but it still causes suffering and deception and a whole host of other anti-humanism bullshit.
Johnny Madhouse It's possible to believe in both faith healing and medicine and get wonderful results. How many people in the US pray for healing even while getting treated?
I recommend Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains for a good read about providing healthcare in poor spiritual areas.