Acta Scientific Microbiology (ISSN: 2581-3226)

Short Communication Volume 3 Issue 1

The Merry-Go-Round of Modern Diagnosis

Victor Lage de Araujo*

Laboratory Medicine, International Fellow, College of American Pathologist, Msc, Evidence-Based Healthcare (UCL), Brazil

*Corresponding Author: Victor Lage de Araújo, Laboratory Medicine, International Fellow, College of American Pathologist, Msc, Evidence-Based Healthcare (UCL), Brazil.

Received: November 27, 2019; Published: December 23, 2019



Hermes trismegistus

   Whom some authors consider an ancient Egyptian sage [Ebelin 2005], wrote in the so-called Tabula Smaragdina [ARAS, 2019]:"What is below is like that which is above, and what is above is like that which is below, to accomplish the miracles of the one thing". In that document, purportedly written in one only emerald – thus named Emerald Table, he wrote the Principia to all things know about the World – Including Medicine and diagnostics. Hermes Trismegistus was namely the predecessor of all Alchemists, extending to the modern Clinical Pathologists. It seems that that single sentence is the summary of all diagnostic procedures, for each exam result shall be equivalent to a particular disease process, and be met with a precise diagnostic procedure, contributing to the greater good of the patient.

   Hermes’ writings have probably influenced Hippocrates, (born 460 BC, island of Cos, Greece - died 375 BC, Larissa, Thessaly) in his remedial actions and writings, of which a valued auxiliary was the art of Uroscopy. [Britannica, 2019]. Those were the times when a few drops of urine, plus regular medical examination – i.e., touching the patient, smelling him, perhaps weighing him or touching his skin – were the only means a doctor could use to diagnose his patients.





Citation: Victor Lage de Araujo. "The Merry-Go-Round of Modern Diagnosis". Acta Scientific Microbiology 3.1 (2020): 124-129.


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