Knowing When to Stop: The Limits of Medicine
Jecker, Nancy S.
HASTINGS CENTER REPORT 21(3): 5-8, May-June 1991
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Jecker, Nancy S. (1991-05)Baconian science, a tool for plundering nature, has impelled physicians to insist on medical treatment even when it is futile. The Hippocratic tradition of medicine teaches us instead to acknowledge nature's limits.