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Analysis Essay

Humanism in the time of metrics—an essay by David Loxterkamp

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5539 (Published 19 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5539

Re: Humanism in the time of metrics—an essay by David Loxterkamp

HUMANOLOGY 1

A liar misinforms others
A fool misinforms himself
An honest man informs others
A wise man informs himself

HUMANOLOGY 2

Facts = feelings + data
Knowledge = explanation of facts
Wisdom = humane application of knowledge
Humanity = capacity for self-knowledge and choice

Competing interests: I have a self-published e-book called "Peace Poetry & The LOVE Diet", which promotes peace, simplifies health, and demystifies addiction.

20 September 2013
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA