Value Desiderata in the Logical Structuring of Computer Diagnosis

  • Edmund D. Pellegrino
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 40)


For centuries the healer in almost every culture was a mediator between the sick person and the mysterious sources of healing. He was, so to speak, between man and God — the friendly advocate, in touch, on the one hand, with the pained body and spirit, and, on the other, with the power from which healing could spring.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edmund D. Pellegrino
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for the Advanced Study of Ethics and Center for Clinical Bioethics Georgetown UniversityWashington, D.C.USA

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