Plastic surgeons and medical thinking

Plastic surgeons and medical thinking Eur J Plast Surg (2001) 24:269–270 DOI 10.1007/s002380100295 EDIT ORIAL L. Clodius Published online: 18 September 2001 © Springer-Verlag 2001 In the book review section of this issue, fractals and, per- The seventeenth century is referred to as the time of haps, an additional way of thinking about and interpret- the scientific revolution. The questions that became im- ing medical realities are introduced. The wishes of our portant were not why, but how, something happens. Tradi- patients are often inexact and vague. We have to trans- tional beliefs were out, experimental investigation was in. late them into exact treatment. How is logical and mathe- Déscartes (1596–1650) wrote the first book on human matical thinking related not only to reality but also to physiology. In this treatise Sur la méthode, he detailed the medical reality? points for clear and distinct perceptions without prejudic- In pre-Hippocratic time, the art of healing was part of es, for rendering problems simple by starting their analy- a speculative philosophy. Medicine was separated from sis with the easy questions first and for obtaining a syn- philosophy as well as from theoretical reflections on re- thesis from which deductions become possible [6]. ality by Hippocrates [1]. European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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