Medicine Is an Inexact Science


It’s necessary to remember that medicine is not and will never be an exact science.
Biology teaches us that each of us is equal only to ourselves and that individual reactions are always different.

Knowledge will of course continue making progress, as we clearly see current emergency treatments able to literally resurrect a person who, not more than fifteen to twenty years ago, would have been destined for certain death. However, it’s important to point out that the principle of unpredictability will always exist and that every therapy will constantly involve the risk of unexpected death.

Unfortunately the medicine section in newspapers and certain magazines, often conducted by journalist without a medical degree and unaware of daily clinical reality, spread the wrong message of medicine always winning, creating a belief in patients that the fault of death is always on the doctor or malpractice.

Unfortunately, often doctors lowered their integrity by meeting the unrealistic expectations of their patients by pretending to know everything.
In fact, I suggest skepticism of doctors and veterinarians who always have a ready diagnosis.

Knowledge and experience can at times afford an immediate diagnosis, but there are and will always be many situations where a precise diagnosis will be impossible, even after dozens of tests.
It’s easy to be quick with a diagnosis, but it’s much more difficult  to take each case with an honest and serious approach, particularly when not every answer is clear.