Sunday, May 18, 2008

Medicine and Astrology

The other day I was attending a Medical Conference.A reputed Cardiologist from nearby City was lecturing about recent advances in Cholesterol Management to an attentive group of Doctors.He was quoting left and right from umpteen clinical trials showing his vast knowledge in evidence based medicine.The lecture was well appreciated.

After the lecture it was dinner time and casual conversation was going on.The speaker was telling a real life incident of his relative suddenly collapsing and dying few days after a successful Coronary angioplasty and stenting.He finally commented that it may be better for the patients and even for doctors if the services of an Astrologer is made available at all Cardiology Departments.
Doctors and Scientists in many other fields tend to forget logic and a Scientific attitude when it comes to near and dear ones.Am I right?


mummyjaan said...

Astrology??!! You've got to be kidding!

Charakan said...

He actually said that and I was shocked