Sunday, 31 July 2016

A nova medicina [Portuguese] (the new medicine)

By João Lobo Antunes:
Quick passage through the key points of Medicine.
This essay is a delightful review of the history of medicine until the problems of our time. The reading is pleasant and it seems accessible to any non-medical person. The book is recommended to all health professionals, because it covers, with excels synthesis capacity, various problems of medicine in the world.
It is worth noting the following part of the text: "(...) for every five years of increase in life expectancy in a country, its gross national product (GNP) grows from 0.3 to 0.5%. Therefore, it is appropriate to ask whether health spending should be viewed as 'expenditure' or as 'investment'."