Thursday, June 3, 2010

Does Your Disease Have Prestige?


My daughter sent me this very revealing link today. Can you believe there is a hierarchy of medicine? Does your disease carry any prestige? Seriously, this social study shows how your disease ranks in the medical world. Check out fibromyalgia. Scroll down. Waaaaay down and you'll find it dead last. What are you thoughts on this, fibro people?

Mind Hacks: Disease rankings
There is a hierarchy of prestige in medicine. Numerous studies have found that surgery and internal medicine are thought of most highly by doctors while while psychiatry, geriatric and child medicine come near the bottom. ...Mind Hacks
A brief yet intriguing description of a talk on pointing, by the ever versatile neuroscientist and philosopher Ray Tallis at the recent Hay Literary Festival.

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