Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
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To the Editor.—In the Piece of My Mind
entitled "Chaos, and the Limits of Modern Medicine," Dr Goodwin1
attempts an evaluation of medicine in the context of modernism and postmodern
disillusionment, briefly reviews the theory of chaos pointing at its relevance
to medicine, and calls for a more humane approach to the patient as an individual.
His point of view is well taken, but some of his arguments could be viewed
from a different perspective.
Theodoropoulos DS. Modern Medicine and Chaos Theory. JAMA. 1998;279(11):835-836. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-279-11-jac80001