Chapter 1A SEARCH FOR SOMETHING THAT LASTS
When I was a student at Harvard Medical School, I was taught that the greater part of what I was learning about the human body would be obsolete within five years. In other words, a few years after I finished medical school, before I even completed my hospital residency and became a full-fledged member of the medical profession, medical science would have progressed so far as to create a whole new set of rules for taking care of patients.
Thus began my search for something in medicine that lasts. I wanted to identify some timeless source of healing, the merits of which could...