It is an art of no little importance to administer medicines properly, but it is an art of much greater and more difficult acquisition to know when to suspend or altogether to omit them
The human’s “desire to take medicine” carries, however, a price tag. Nature’s maladies are succeeded by iatrogenic hazards. Arising out of a restorative instinct, polypharmacy becomes itself an affliction
Evidence Based medicine is a discipline that requires prior evidence of the value for everything except itself.
“Whence come disease and healing?” asked the prophet Moses of God. “From me,” was the reply. “What purpose do doctors serve?” “They earn their living and cultivate hope in the heart of the patient until I either take away his life or give him back his health.”