What changed in Medicine thanks to Science, what did not change (yet?) despite Science
By Vassili Soumelis
Does science help medicine to improve? Vassili Soumelis begins his lecture by surprisingly claiming that medicine is not a scientific activity but an empirical art. However, he says, science has helped medicine become more efficient throughout history, especially statistics, chemistry and biology. For each of these sciences, Soumelis exposes examples where medicine improved thanks to scientific knowledge. He concludes his presentation with the historical example of tobacco, first developed as a therapeutic substance and later considered as dangerous to one’s health.
00:00:11 – 1.1. Notions of living systems
00:04:09 – 1.2. Definition of medicine
00:10:14 – 1.3. The different aspects and time scales of patient medical care
01:25:56 – 4. Conclusion