The laws of medicine

Field notes from an uncertain science by Siddhartha Mukherjee

In this excellent treatise by Siddhartha Mukherjee,fascinating historical details and clinical anecdotes are intertwined diligently. This greatread provides some insights into the struggles and eureka moments that people outside of the medical profession rarely see.

Siddhartha Mukherjee’s three laws

1)  A strong intuition is much more powerful than a weak test.

2) “Normals” teach us rules; “outliers” teach us laws.

3)  For every perfect medical experiment, there is a perfect human bias.


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