Is Vitamin D a Panacea in Medicine?
- Definition of "Panacea" from Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
Panacea Comes From the Name of a Greek Goddess
Panacea comes from a Greek word meaning "all-healing", and Panacea was the goddess of healing. In the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, alchemists who sought to concoct the "elixir of life" (which would give eternal life) and the "philosopher's stone" (which would turn ordinary metals into gold) also labored to find the panacea. But no such medicine was ever found, just as no solution to all of a society's difficulties has ever been found. Thus, panacea is almost always used to criticize the very idea of a total solution ("There's no panacea for the current problems plaguing Wall Street").
Based in the above paragraph, entirely agree with the arguments from Dr. Edoardo Cervoni and William B. Grant.
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