On the shoulders of medicine's giants : what today's by Robert B. Taylor

By Robert B. Taylor

Medical heritage bargains us many clever strategies, a number of inaccurate notions, and a number of interesting back-stories. On the Shoulders of Medicine’s Giants presents a range of those, and tells how the phrases of medicine’s “giants”―such as Hippocrates, Sir William Osler, Francis Weld Peabody, and Elizabeth Kübler-Ross―are suitable to scientific technology and perform within the 21st century.

Which health care professional was once the foundation for the fictitious personality Sherlock Holmes, and what did he establish as "the genuine crucial think about all winning clinical diagnosis"? What did Sigmund Freud describe as his “tyrant,” and what may perhaps this suggest for medical professionals at the present time? are you aware the attributed resource of the well known aphorism approximately horses and zebras, and what we think this general practitioner truly stated? This publication solutions those questions and extra, whereas additionally delivering interesting stories approximately every one person quoted.

On the Shoulders of Medicine’s Giants is advised for training physicians, scholars, and citizens, in addition to nurse practitioners, health professional assistants, and an individual excited about sufferer care who desires to comprehend the old and epistemological foundations of what we do on a daily basis in practice.

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New York: Williams and Wilkins; 2009. Hippocrates: Epidemics 2, 4–7, trans. Smith W. New York: Loeb; 1994. Professionalism and Personal Gain No physician, in so far as he is a physician, considers his own good in what he prescribes, but the good of his patient; for the true physician is also a ruler having the human body as a subject, and is not a mere moneymaker. Plato (c. 429–347) [1] Plato, student of Socrates and mentor to Aristotle, wrote on a wide range of topics, including logic, mathematics, ethics, religion, and, significantly for twenty-first century physicians, medical professionalism (see Fig.

And a recent issue of Dermatology Clinics has an article telling how to sell skin care products in your “medspa” [3]. In Dearborn, Michigan, a pediatric neurologist was accused of diagnosing healthy patients as epileptic to increase his income from tests performed [4]. 8 billion [5]. Yes, Plato, we have a dollar-denominated professionalism problem in medicine today. Plato. 405 D. Rodin M. Money, medicine, and morals. New York: Oxford;1996. Mulholland RS. Selling skin care products in your medspa.

Pelosi N. Quoted in: Washington Post. ​html. Professionalism and Compassion I knew a doctor once who was honest, but gentle with his honesty, and was loving, but careful with his love; who was disciplined without being rigid, and right without the stain of arrogance; who was self-questioning without self-doubt, introspective and reflective and in the same moment, decisive; who was strong, hard, adamant, but all these things laced with tenderness and understanding; a doctor who worshipped his calling without worshipping himself; who was busy beyond belief, but who had time—time to smile, to chat, to touch the shoulder and take the hand; and who had time enough for Death as well as Life.

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