When I first heard this quote from the great nurse I wasn’t quite sure what it meant. It is not amongst the most famous of her quotes as it flies over most people heads but it is probably the most dangerous of her quotes to the medical establishment if everyone understood what it means. I will try to explain.
A while back I was discussing what to write next after my ‘germ theory trilogy’ and it came to mind that we need to understand what ‘disease’ actually is and also what it is not.
Pre-modern medicine there were few named diseases. The plague and the Black death were the two generic names for mass disease and death spanning 400 years or so, it goes. Then we had the pox which included leprosy, syphilis, then smallpox and then many other new-fangled labels started appearing.
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