A Victorian GP

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Dr William Osler, a Canadian physician and one of the founding members of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the USA, perhaps could foresee the trajectory of medicine when he said: “The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; A calling, not a business; A calling in which your
People often say that ‘truth is like a lion’ and needs no defending. If it is let loose, it will fight viciously to maul its way and protect itself.
While a lot of the alleged medical misconduct happens with the knowledge of a certain sect of corrupted scientists and physicians, a large proportion of innocent doctors are victims being exploited to generate lavish profits for the pharmaceutical industry.
Recently, I visited the local emergency department with a family member for what appeared to be a bad flu. For various reasons, this was an eye-opener, especially as I hadn’t been to the emergency department for a while.
We are at an extraordinary time in history. In some ways, it feels great to be alive to tell the story. Different facets of our society and economies seem to be in a state of rapid transformation where the redistribution of power and handing over of sovereign freedoms in some
Modern medicine has a smorgasbord of problems that need immediate attention for the sake of public health. On the priority list, the topic of medical education takes first place.
Conflicts of interest are fatal to the pursuit of medical science because they have the potential to harm public health. Any such suspected interference by conflicted parties must be urgently addressed.
Healthcare has transformed over the last four or five decades revealing a gradual shift in the practice of medicine from patient-centred care to one of systems, algorithms, and guidelines-based practices. There appear to be various contributing factors, the most obvious being the push for a corporate model of medicine by

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