The Goodness of the Physician: Hippocrates to High Tech

This event at the College of Physicians was rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy. As a result, tickets have become available again.

They are free but you need to register. Posting this well in advance so you do not have any issues getting them.

Held in the great hall of the historic College of Physicians, its the annual Robert L. Sadoff memorial Lecture.

Some info from the event hosts on the topic>>
Since the time of the ancient Hippocratic authors, the physician’s personal goodness and morality have been thought to play a significant role in healing. This concept faded in the 18th and 19th century as scientifically-based methods entered increasingly into diagnostic and therapeutic use. It gradually returned in the late 19th and early 20th century, only to be engulfed by the advent of biotechnology in the 1960s. Objectified medicine-at-a-distance has increasingly become the standard of care. The speaker plans to trace the history of the 2500 year notion of the physician’s goodness as it has evolved into its present troubled and neglected state. He suggests new approaches to mitigating the associated loss of the personal bond between doctor and patient.

Speaker: Sherwin B. Nuland, MD, Clinical Professor of Surgery (retired) at Yale University

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  • Girish

    Interesting perspective and great questions!

    March 12, 2013

  • Mihai

    Dr. Nuland's lecture was Great!

    March 12, 2013

  • Girish

    Please remember to print your tickets or have it handy on phone for quick check in. I will stand near the main doors with a meetup sign till event starts. Room's huge so unless we meet first, we won't be sitting as a group. If there is a reception after (like last year), we can meet as a group again. Hope you enjoy the talk!

    March 12, 2013

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