The technology of medicine has outrun its sociology

by delmeyer on 02/06/2020 8:33 PM

The purpose of medicine is to prevent significant disease, to decrease pain, and to postpone death when it is meaningful to do so. Technology has to support these goals—if not, it may be even counterproductive. –-Joel J. Nobel

I fear we are developing a group of competent technicians, treating disease, but not treating the whole patient. All medicine is judgment. I can bring anybody in off the street and teach him how to cut and sew in three months. It is knowing to operate and when not to operate that matters. –-Alton Ochsner

The technology of medicine has outrun its sociology. –Henry E. Sigerist

To save a man’s life against his will is the same as killing him. –Horace

Euthanasia is a long, smooth-sounding word, and it conceals its danger as long, smooth words do, but the danger is there, nevertheless. –Pearl S. Buck

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