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Toward scientific medicine

Author: Olli S Miettinen
Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Scientific medicine in Miettinen's conception of it is very different from the two ideas about it that came to eminence in the 20th century. To him, medicine is scientific to the extent that it has a rational theoretical framework and a knowledge-base from medical science. He delineates the nature of that theoretical framework and of the research to develop the requisite knowledge for application in such a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Olli S Miettinen
ISBN: 9783319016719 3319016717 3319016709 9783319016702
OCLC Number: 864713914
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 183 pages)
Contents: The daunting needs for knowledge --
The necessary forms of the knowledge --
The knowledge according to its source --
Needed innovations of the knowledge culture --
Original research for scientific diagnosis --
Original research for scientific etiognosis --
Original research for scientific prognosis --
Derivative research for scientific gnosis --
From gnostic research to gnostic knowledge.
Responsibility: O.S. Miettinen.

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This book offers a scientific approach to medicine based in diagnostic, etiognostic and prognostic probabilities, codified in probability functions, with practice-guiding expert systems. By contrast,  Read more...

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