Monday, August 15, 2011

Cartoon-borne truths

Thing like this are why I distrust Western medicine.

Western medicine is not without its strengths, its share of full-on miracles. "The right tool for the right job," after all. As a Chinese friend of mine liked to say, "If I have a hole in my side, I don't go to a Chinese doctor."

And no, I don't take xkcd as my one trusted source for medical information. And I see an MD every week. ('Course, he feels the same way I do about the best and worst of the way medicine is practiced in the West, and he has a lot more first-hand knowledge and training to justify those beliefs, and he's the first to tell me when I'm wrong... and when I'm right.)

But this little cartoon looks all too familiar, doesn't it?

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