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Precision Medicine: Measurements without concepts are blind; concepts without observations are empty.
  • DONALD stanley
DONALD stanley
Maine Medical Center - Scarborough Campus
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What is precision medicine? No standard definition is found. Sometimes described as High Definition Medicine which is: “the dynamic assessment , management, and understanding of an individual’s health measured at (or near) its most basic units.” The impetus for this venture was advanced and stimulated by biogenetics, the study of how genes and their products affect health but also contribute to disease or resistance to cure. Medicine is an epistemology: a way of knowing, perceiving, remembering, finding out, proving, inferring, wondering, reflecting, a conceptual knowing relying upon observations fitted to disease concepts.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

31 Mar 2020Submitted to Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
02 Apr 2020Assigned to Editor
02 Apr 2020Submission Checks Completed
03 Apr 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
08 Jun 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending