Posted: Jun 16, 2010 5:35 pm
by GenesForLife
Of course, it is also prudent to note that diagnostic methods aren't targeted against a 1:1 mapping of symptoms to disease either, symptoms are just a set of observations that are employed to narrow down the range of suspected causative phenomena, and that is all that is required, or used, for the vast majority of cases involving the prescription of conventional medicine, it only runs into problems, when, as you say, there isn't an obvious physical connection between a pathology and symptoms, which is a gap science is attempting to fill up with ever improving diagnostics, cue, for instance, PCR for tuberculosis diagnosis.