medical optimism

medical optimism,

n principle according to which doctors should advise patients to integrate creativity into their lives and to engage in responsible pleasures that do not harm society or themselves.
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At the time Mr Justice Geoffrey Lane said he was unable to share medical optimism about Khannan's future which claimed there was no risk of a repetition.
On a 1969 claim that the book of infectious disease was closed: "The manifest shortsightedness of that view is a measure of the medical optimism prevalent a generation ago" (491-92).
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