Lou Gehrig's Disease - Motor Neuron Disease - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Thought it had been cured by now? Still no known cause. Still no cure. Still quickly fatal. Still outrageous.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

It's Time To Dump The Herophilus Attitudes

This morning there was an advertisement in a national newspaper for a company providing executive physicals and primary care.  If featured a quotation from an ancient Greek physician, Herophilus:
"When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot become manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth is useless, and reason is powerless"
Certainly with good health, everything is easier, but people with ALS prove daily that Herophilus is dead wrong.

Arrogance about the intrinsic superiority of those with good health has kept people with ALS from being at the center of decisions that affect them the most.  It's time to dump the Herophilus attitudes.

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