Ad Gloriam Dei

"Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." - 1 Corintians 10:31

"Let us pursue the things which make for peace and those by which one may edify another"- Romans 14:19

"As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend." - Proverbs 27:17

Saturday, August 26, 2006

The Town of Allopath

Click on the picture to watch this interesting fable about modern medicine. I wouldn't endorse everything and it does go a bit too far at times (esp. regarding ordinary people and trying to save their jobs), but it is thought-provoking and an interesting use of animation to get a message across. I think the message at the end is the important part. Some of what the website linked to it says may be worth checking out too.


Blogger Kevin said...

I think the video shows the obstinancy of the human spirit to any change. I recently read an article about a medical researcher who identified in the '60s that lactic acid was a fuel within muscles and not (as wrongly believed) causing the degredation of muscle performance. It took this guy over 30 years to correct this error because the wrong idea was so fimrly established. In this example there was no money at stake. What happens when you add that dimension...

Saturday, August 26, 2006 4:23:00 pm  
Blogger Timothy Davis said...

Yes, the medical community can be rather unquestioning about received orthodoxy, esp. in N.I. How dare you disagree with the experts! We had to diagnose Mary's PCOS and treat it ourselves. The N.I. medical community can be so backward! (At least in our experience.)

Sometimes I think NHS doctors should spend some time as engineers to learn about analyis, diagnosis, logic and problem-solving, as well as know a bit more about being accountable to their customer. The NHS has a lot to do with this in how it confines the ability of the doctors to diagnose and treat illnesses.

Sunday, August 27, 2006 5:22:00 pm  

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