Perspective-SI 2015; 14(3): 570-573

Science Insights, 29 December 2015
Vol.14, No.3
Doi: 10.15354/si.15.ps016
 
Perspective (Opinion)
Medicine: the Past, Present, and Future
Matthew G. Jacobs, PhD*; Elizabeth Regel, MD*; Maria L. Bolick, PhD, DPharm†,
 
Author Affiliations
*: Division of Medicine and Public Health (DMPH), The BASE, Chapel Hill, NC 27157, USA
†: Division of Neuroscience, The BASE, Chapel Hill, NC 27157, USA
∆: Correspondence to: Dr. Maria L. Bolick,  Email: mbolick@basehq.org
 

ABSTRACT


Medicine had its beginnings when one savage a little more intelligent than his fellows discovered that a certain condition or a certain manipulation reduced a fracture or dislocation. The past of medicine is the incubus that weighs down and blocks the wheels of progress in the present. The medical profession is ever looking back; is ever seeking for precedent and authority; and is ever measuring the present by the rules of departed centuries. The older practice of medicine was wholly empirical, though theories were formed to suit the apparent results. The present is emphatically the age of progress, and in no department of thought or industry is it more marked than in medicine. The future of medicine will be all that its most People have ever dreamed, "when medicine will be administered with results quite as certain as are ever attained by man." There is a huge difference between past present and future medicines. Traditional is a term used for all different types of unscientific knowledge systems used within various societies ever since the dawning of mankind. The most important difference between the modern and the traditional medicine and the future medicine is the way they observe both the health and the diseases. Technologies are evolved so fast and it is a true fact that the future medicine will revolutionized the modern medicine and will be more efficient than traditional and the present medicine practices.

Keywords: Medicine; Development; Life; Future