Malleson details the evolution of whiplash from a common, short-lived disorder into a world-wide epidemic that has left millions permanently disabled. He exposes how some medical healthcare and legal professionals prey on the anxieties and greed of their clients. He argues that whiplash is only one of a long list of largely fabricated illnesses and injuries that will drain resources from the health care system.
Andrew Malleson is the author of Need Your Doctor Be So Useless? and The Medical Runaround. He was a psychiatrist with the Toronto University Health Network and a consultant to the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. He has frequently served as a medical ex