Posted: Jun 16, 2010 1:19 pm
by DST70
Well it's likely going to be a point of dispute how far we currently are along the line of those ever improving diagnostic methods - I'm sure you can point me to all the diseases that have better prognosis these days and I could point to many where diagnostic methods and treatment is still floundering. It depends on perspective.

But are you saying that the only real way to understand and treat disease is with reference to an underlying physical pathology - which, when correctly diagnosed, leads to successful treatment?

And do you mean to say that patient history is not really a factor in the pathway of any given disease?

You seem to be suggesting a very linear, 1:1 mapping of symptomology to disease entity.