First Do No Harm: Fighting Bad Medicine
When it comes to healthcare, First Do No Harm is a very good standard. Unfortunately, it’s not very common.
My parents, both long dead, grew up believing the doctor was God. He (and it was nearly always a He) knew everything about the body, what it needed and didn’t need. You did what the Man said. You didn’t argue. The White Coat conveyed authority the same way a judge’s robes still do.