• Vol. 45 No. 3
  • 15 March 2016

The Art of Public Health in the Context of a Paradigm Shift


Despite advancements in medical technologies, the art of medicine based on a one-to-one doctor-patient relationship has remained largely unchanged. Hippocrates, the founder of medicine, said this in the 4th century BC, “Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always”. Sir William Osler, father of modern medicine also said in the 19th century that, “The practice of medicine is an art, based on science.”

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