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The innovations required to eliminate the undesirable developments described in the first part of this book are tantamount to a revolution. It is no longer a matter of optimizing a candle, but of inventing something completely new with an electric light bulb. It is not a matter of somehow improving sailboats, making them bigger or faster, but of replacing them—because their optimum has been exhausted—with something completely new, such as steam-powered ships, which are not only faster, but offer completely different possibilities for mechanical work on board. We are not only digitalizing medicine and optimizing some workflows, but we are also entering a new era of medicine, health, and prevention.

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Schmidt, H.H.H.W. (2022). Re-discover the Whole Patient. In: The end of medicine as we know it - and why your health has a future. Springer, Cham.

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