Thursday, September 24, 2009

An Assessment of Serious Medicine

"The U.S. actually does a pretty good job of identifying and treating the major diseases," says Dr. Preston, a demographer at the University of Pennsylvania who is among the leading experts on mortality rates from disease.

From John Tierney's piece in The New York Times.

"Major diseases," of course, are the kind that kill you. So "major" is a synonym for "serious," as in "serious illness," for which we need Serious Medicine.

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