7 October 2019
Also important for the doctors of the future:

Lessons from medical history

What was identified by scanners as a brain tumour in 1970 was referred to 250 years earlier as ‘the influence of evil spirits’. And before these advanced imaging techniques were widely embraced by medical specialists, a great deal of water flowed through the Meuse. As is actually the case with any new technology. During his career, Prof. Eddy Houwaart studied recent medical history from, let us say, the last two centuries. “Scientific discoveries do not become ‘true’ because they are true. They have to go through a social and cultural process first.” He discusses the fascinating medical history and its importance for the doctors of the future.

By: Femke Kools