Book Review, Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Laws of Medicine: Field Notes from an Uncertain Science

Perhaps the simplest way to tackle the bias problem is to confront it head-on and incorporate it into the very definition of medicine.

A slim, fascinating, quick read meant to accompany the author’s TED Talk, <i>The Laws of Medicine</i> examines whether or not medicine is a true science. Full of historical details and anecdotal stories from the field, Mukherjee explores the fragility of the “youngest” science, and suggests perhaps there are more than three laws.

Even as we train massive machines to collect, store, and manipulate data for us, humans are the final observers, interpreters, and arbiters of that data.


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