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Foreword Vol XIV
From the Book: The Refractive Thinker® Vol XIV: Health Care: The Impact on Leadership, Business, and Education.
SummaryThe science of medicine has grown and advanced since that time so fast that it is almost impossible to keep up with it. Every day there is a new scientific principle that is presented and what we thought was fact years ago is no longer valid. This book dealing with Refractive Thinking is witness to that fact. What I was taught in medical school and is still being taught has to do with the concept that Pain and Disease are our enemies and our focus is to get rid of them and sometimes in our fight against death we are killing life.
In the early 1970s, a group of physicians who were thinking and practicing “outside of the box” became aware of the reality that something was missing in the way medicine was being practiced. What we realized was that the art of medicine, which is the very essence and spirit of medicine, was considered irrelevant and completely overshadowed by the science of medicine so we started the American Holistic Medical Association. It took us 2 years to decide how to spell holistic and it was only when we realized that the word we were talking about had its root in words like holistic healing and health so of course it had to start with an H.
Although it has come a long way from the medicine that my parents practiced in the jungles of India and those of us who started the AHMA, there is still much work to be done. The future of medicine is bright as the Feminine Face of medicine reemerges and the Art and Science of medicine join together to understand and practice Living Medicine.
(For the complete Foreword, please see the book).