By Laurence Foss
Proposes a significantly reconfigured clinical version that's either clinical and sccounts for mind-body interplay.
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In medicine this reexamination is properly conducted in the subspecialty I have dubbed medical ontology, the study of the conceptual foundations of medical science. Its logo appears below. This logo illustrates what is meant by the “open block,” cousin to the sequence trap. We can be blocked by openness. This simply means that “where there is a well-established idea or way of looking at things it is extremely difficult to find an alternative way even if one is already available” (deBono 1972, 65).
Some method for re-examining and restructuring existing arrangements of information to give new arrangements is essential in a sequence system. (1972, 60) In the pages that follow I will consider a final arrangement that makes use of all the information, the “modern” information available when today’s received model, the biomechanical model, took shape, and the “post-modern” information since made available. The latter includes information that has materialized within medical science itself as well as within the underlying basic sciences that ground it.
This reviewer could now confidently point to mechanisms of blushing that enabled the design of highly selective antagonist drugs that block cellular and subcellular processes implicated in the production of blushing. Given this capability, MEDICAL ONTOLOGY 25 imagine the reviewer concluding: It is time for many practitioners of medicine to change their views and to acknowledge that blushing is a neurobiologic not a psychogenic disorder. I think we can see the disconnect between the evidence presented and the conclusion drawn.
The End of Modern Medicine: Biomedical Science under a Microscope by Laurence Foss