Issues related to humanities are close to core of science

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7422.1049-b (Published 30 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1049
  1. Marek H Dominiczak (mhd1b@clinmed.gla.ac.uk), director
  1. Medical Humanities Unit, North Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust, Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow G12 0YN

    EDITOR—Lewis discussed medical humanities.1 Bringing humanities closer to medicine is long overdue. Humanities introduce the elements of reflection and qualitative approach to increasingly commodified, quantitative medical science. However, far from being “soft,” issues related to humanities are close to the very core of science.

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