Why should physicians be interested in the history of medicine?
Moorhead, R. (2008). Why should physicians be interested in the history of medicine? Health and History, 10(2), 21-22.
It seems to me a paradox that clinicians ask patients about their past medical history and remain indifferent to the subject of medical history. In history taking we value the past information and try to use this in understanding the presenting problem. This sometimes results in diagnosis and subsequently considered action. I believe that we should consider medical history in the same light.