07 May 2009

The emergency of the western world.

So I had a completely fascinating conversation about medicine over the weekend, where it was pointed out to me that the emergency room is the only real place where western medicine with its drugs and machines and "immediate" cures has significant relevance. 
So what does this mean when a visit to the doctor, an average check-up, is handled with the same palliatives, the same emergency measures.
No wonder everyone is so stressed.

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