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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Quote of the day

This is what I learned from one of the consultants today..
A person hears only what they understand. Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Goethe, a famous German writer (1749-1832) who wrote The Sorrows of Young Werther. This is a story of unrequited love that has been translated into various languages.

The relevant of this quote to medical student was that if you don't know about a certain signs, symptoms or disease, you will not be looking for them and will miss them even if they are too obvious in front of your eye.

If you don't know about Kerley B lines, you won't look for them in chest x-ray and will miss the signs. If you don't know the various types of ulcer, this can lead to misdiagnosis and inappropriate management of ulcer.

The lesson from this quote; I should read more to gain broad medical knowledge :)

4 comments:

hayad said...

membaca itu jambatan ilmu :)

arsaili said...

salam..bila nak dtg sini bercuti?

crayon kakak said...

betul2. setuju dgn quote itu. biasanya sy byk belajar dr apa yg sy dgr berbanding apa yg sy lihat. dan bila sy tak paham, sy akan mudah lupa ttg satu2 perkara itu.

hafiz238 said...

@hayad, setuju. lepas ni, kenalah pastikan murid-murid selalu mebaca buku yer.

@arsaili, setakat ni masih tiada lagi plan nak pergi ke Western Australia...tak tahu bila akan sampai ke sana....

@crayon kakak, yang penting, kita seharusnya selalu membaca untuk meningkatkan ilmu kita. tapi ilmu tanpa amal adalah sia-sia sahaja :)