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Published: 14 November 2018

296 Pages | 35

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190912925

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Medical Reasoning

The Nature and Use of Medical Knowledge

Erwin B. Montgomery, Jr.

  • Proposes a unique and novel perspective on reasoning within medicine as something driven by a need for certainty in the face of enormous variety of diseases, symptoms, and behavior
  • Explores how the conundrum over certainty has driven the evolution of medicine, dividing medicine between rationalist/allopathic physicians and empiricists
  • Examines hypothesis generation, something critical to medical decision-making and biomedical research, yet thus far inadequately explored
  • Among the first books to address the implications of chaos and complexity, things inherent in living organisms, for medical reasoning and biomedical research

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