Elements of danger--the case of medical imaging.

@article{Lauer2009ElementsOD,
  title={Elements of danger--the case of medical imaging.},
  author={Michael S. Lauer},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={361 9},
  pages={841-3}
}
n engl j med 361;9 nejm.org august 27, 2009 841 the literal reading is “and heal he shall be healed.” The 13thcentury medieval physician and philosopher Nachmanides interprets this redundant phrase to mean that physicians require permission to heal, for “without the warrant to treat, physicians might hesitate to treat patients . . . ‘in that there is an element of danger in every medical procedure; that which heals one may kill another.’” This 800year-old warning seems selfevident, yet one… CONTINUE READING

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