Sunday, October 24, 2010

First Do No Harm

One of the ancient principles of medicine is Primum non nocere, the Latin phrase that means "First, do no harm".  It means that sometimes doing nothing is a better decision than doing something that might cause more harm than good.  It is an ethical precept for physicians, but it becomes harder and harder to adhere to as more and more exotic tests and treatments are at our disposal. 

But just

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