A correct and an augmented medical act.

M S Marques

Abstract


The author describes a correct medical procedure and what may be called an augmented medical procedure. Reference is made to some of the formal and material conditions and bases of clinical deliberation. It is shown why one should reread Hippocrates, Aristotle and other physicians and philosophers who considered these issues. Thus the author reviews the principles and practices that made humanity and created clinical medicine. The casuistic model of the medical procedure is compared to the so-called model of medicine based on fact. This paper provides a clear position on the value and significance of individual responsibility.

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