Tolerating Uncertainty — The Next Medical Revolution?
“At once it struck me what quality went to form a Man of Achievement . . . when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.” — John Keats, December 1817. These words penned by John Keats, who was a physician as well as a poet, remind us of the human struggle to live in a gray-scale space where uncertainty is rife — a space that is neither black nor white. Our quest for certainty is central to human psychology, however, and it both guides and misguides us. These words penned by John Keats, who was a physician as well as a poet, remind us of the human struggle to live in a gray-scale space where uncertainty is rife — a space that is neither black nor white. Our quest for certainty is central to human psychology, however, and it both guides and misguides us....

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