Some scientists are known for their discovery , few are known for their vision few for their character .Here was a man who had all of them can be termed as father of modern medicine .
Unfortunately the current generation knows him for his concept and theory of blood clotting or lymph node in the neck .
Here is a reviews about this man who single handedly taught the world
He insisted , caring the sick and treating illness is more of a social science than medical one
We have probably not learnt a single lesson yet , from this master teacher is a different story !
My Virchowian thoughts
This man’s understanding of medicine was much . . . much sharper than us – 100 years ago , when cardiology was practiced with out even an ECG and X-ray chest . ( Is itn’t true today we struggle with loads of 3 dimensinal gadolinium enhanced cardiac MRI ! images )
Virchow’s concepts are most relevant in today’s world , where the corporate and capitalist culture has hijacked the noble profession . Inhabitants of this planet are threatened with eccentrically blown up healthcare system where the development of modern medical modalities is completely out phase of with what is required for the people .
We will pay a heavy penalty if this world continues to witness people die for as flimsy reasons like lack of oral re-hydration fluids , while the other section of society is marketing an exotic mitochondrial DNA slicers for prolonging a cancer victim life by few months .
In a global society where social , economic and environmental responsibilities and liabilities are shared , it would be disastrous if one country is simply not bothered about what is happening in other country.
WHO the world health organization came into being exactly for this reason .
We know . . . how it functions . It is the most abused united nation body . It has neither the required power nor the will to tell the world and insist them the righteous route for human health !
If the rich are not bothered about poor , it is certain the rich will also be eliminated from the planet for the same reasons . . . it’s just a matter of time !