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Ars longa, vita brevis


Art is long and life short. Progress and the art of medicine – the first unquestionable, but questions about quality of life remain. Also shotcomings of science and technonolgy pointed out. Three Greek myths are adduced as warnings thereof. Continue reading

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Ars longa, vita brevis…


“Ars longa, vita brevis, occasio praeceps, experimentum periculosum, iudicium difficile.” This can be rendered into English as ‘life is short, the art (craft/skill) long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgment difficult’. This beautiful phrase, authored by Hippocrates, father of medicine, can … Continue reading

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