On Calibrating the Physician

Essay by Elvie Victonette Razon-Gonzalez Posted online 2:20 AM, November 19, 2017; First published in September 2017

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself you will succumb in every battle. Sun-Tzu’s The Art of War

Medicine and War. War and Medicine. An oxymoron when used in the same breath. Two different concepts, one almost negating the other. The delineation is quite clear. There is no mistaking it. One breathes life into man; the other snuffs life out of him. The other edifies compassion; the other nullifies it with unimaginable atrocities.

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PCP to launch Project WRITE in Davao City

News by Noel Pingoy Published 12:38 AM, November 19, 2017



The Philippine College Physicians (PCP) Newsletter Committee will launch Project WRITE (Writing as Road of Internists to Engagement) in Davao City on 1 December 2017 at the Davao Medical School Foundation (DMSF) Campus in collaboration with Buklod Medisina and the DMSF Alumni Office.

Project WRITE aims at developing a community of readers and writers

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