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Holism and holistic

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1884 (Published 26 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i1884

Diagnosis: Fact or Fiction


Diagnosis is the sine qua non of healthcare. Without a diagnosis, doctors don't know how to help patients. But there are many patients who can't be diagnosed or helped. So let's enhance diagnostics and therapeutics with commonsense holistics by avoiding all toxins and addictions, because both are common, covert causes of multimorbidity and mortality. Intellectual but ineffectual, and oblivious to the obvious, diagnostics and therapeutics are often contrived and divisive, but logical holistics are realistic and pragmatic, and should be automatic.

Competing interests: No competing interests

26 April 2016
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA