Dr House som semiotisk analytiker (John Hawks)

published Jan 16, 2007 10:38   by admin ( last modified Jan 16, 2007 10:38 )
John Hawks har nu satt tänderna i TV-serien House, vilket ger honom tillfälle att reflektera över hur kunskap ser ut i läkarvärlden, och hur kinesisk och tysk medicin skiljer sig åt.

When a physician makes a diagnosis, she has found a set of these signs that point to an underlying disease or condition with some fidelity. Sometimes it helps to know how a disease progresses, but this is not strictly necessary. It almost never requires knowing why the disease exists. The evolutionary origins of many human diseases are mostly or entirely unknown, and physicians do quite well recognizing and treating them without any such knowledge.

Läs mer: John Hawks Anthropology Weblog : 2007 01