J. R. E.
"The office of medicine," said Francis Bacon, "is but to tune this curious harp of man's body and reduce it to harmony." Almost 4 centuries later, in the accelerating scientific revolution that Francis Bacon fathered, medicine is doing the tuning with unprecedented skill but is having trouble with the harmony. What is the harmony within a man, and between a man and his world—the quality of life—to which the patient, the physician, and society aspires? The need to continue to search for answers to these basic questions concerning the goals and values of human life daily becomes more pressing as
E. JR. Medicine and the Quality of Life. Ann Intern Med. ;64:711–714. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-3-711
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(3):711-714.
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