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In 1930 Ortega y Gasset observed that America, which had destroyed the last vestiges of the Spanish Empire in the '98 War, was strong by virtue of its youth, had put itself at the service of the modern commandment of technicism, and had still to undergo the great trials of its social development under the banner of technicism. Half a century later Pellegrino and Thomasma point out that the very triumphs of technicism have revealed how urgently medicine now needs understanding and wisdom, just as the limitations of philosophy's analytic stance have revealed philosophy's urgent need for immersion in the
A Philosophical Basis of Medical Practice: Toward a Philosophy and Ethic of the Healing Professions.. Ann Intern Med. ;98:1039–1040. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-6-1039_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(6):1039-1040.
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