From this time on he lost control over his tongue and pen and started to admonish them with the zeal of a sadist and a tyrant thus: “The converted are only hybrids, amphibious, who are most of them still creeping about in the mud of the allopathic marsh and who only rarely venture to raise their head in freedom towards the ethereal truth.” It is a truism that habit and preconceived notions die hard.
The treatment then, of our diabetic patient first starts with guidance and reassurance in making adjustments in his life, with instruction about the diabetes, and that he will not be starved, that he will be relieved of his symptoms, and that he can look for a nearly normal life expectancy. He will not usually have to change his occupation or give up customary activities.
Psychology, are salutary correctives to such a viewpoint. Through these branches of medicine an effort is being made to assess the extent to which a patients own behaviour is a cause of his illness in the fields of both mental and physical disorders and diseases. It is, therefore, a matter of the utmost importance to have a clear and unprejudiced a concept of mind- body relationship as is humanly possible.
The natural or nosological symptoms of a definite semiological value have a primary or a preference value in the comparison of reciprocal similarities with the artificial or pathogenetic symptoms of a definite pharmaco-dynamic value in the selection of the known medicinal agent, applicable to the treatment of a patient or disease which is specific, even if miasmatic, and of a patient having a non-specific disease, acute or chronic.
The problem is really this. We require very large umber of medical men, and we cannot turn out that large number of medical men, and we cannot turn out that large number of fully qualified men. How to solve it? We here ought to consider if we require a fully qualified medical man for every kind of illness. A fully qualified medial man is a physician as well as a surgeon.