Is There Too Much Science in Medicine or Not Enough?
The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the interface between science and the practice of medicine. A frequent complaint made about contemporary physicians is that they are not sufficiently kind and understanding. The implication, sometimes a bald statement and other times implicit, is that physicians are overly scientific and insufficiently empathic. This chapter critically addresses this position. A series of propositions will be made and each of these discussed.
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