Once again, hard-earned, “tried and true” medical knowledge is too easily replaced, among the panicking, by the untried and false. Soon it is imposed by ignorant politicians. — David Warren
You mean the medical science that gave us the concept of humours, blood letting, mercury as an antimicrobial, lobotomy for mental illness, that treated menopause as an enodricinopathy that warranted estrogen replacement, that believed gastric ulcers were due to stress, not to an infectious disease (i. e., H. pylori)…I could go on.
The trouble with most people touting “science,” whether it be this graffiti artist, his virtue-signaling rebloggers, or any of the j-school grad talking heads on TV, is that nary a one of them has ever taken an undergraduate level microbiology course, or studied biostatistics, let alone practiced medicine.
Medical science advances incrementally and any seeming breakthrough usually stands on a mountain of discarded evidence, for what is today’s standard of care was once experimental, rejected by the mainstream, or even mocked by what “science” once accepted, “trusted.”
Medicine is more art than science, a skill acquired in the close observation of the failures known as experience joined to the practical application of caring and comfort.
Whatever happened to the Jack Weinberg sentiment: “Don’t trust anyone over the age of 30,” anyway…