J. R. E.
The art of medicine, in which the healer enters compassionately into the hopes and fears of the patient, has come down from the misty past of more than 2 millenia and was never more important to the practice of medicine than it is today (1). The science of medicine, which now gives the physician such great power to control disease and to influence the fate of his patient, has had a much more recent origin in the last 4 centuries of the Scientific Revolution and its methodology. The essence of the scientific method is the experiment: the inductive and deductive
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