Medicine: Art vs Science

Medicine is far more art than science. This story raises an important medical question.Screen Shot 2017-11-06 at 1.19.45 PM In it an elderly rural doctor is forced to surrender her medical license because she does not know how to use a computer.

I feel this story is an extreme example which does not do the critical question justice. I suspect far too many people on an everyday basis confuse technology and big pharma with real healthcare, which is understandable given how big business has framed our for-profit worldview of medicine. Personally, I’d be far more healthy and happy with a primary care doc who knows me, my body, and my mind rather than a doc who knows all the latest medical apps and machines.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/11/84-year-old-doctor-wants-her-license-back-after-spat-over-computer-skills