Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Geoffrey Baird

  • Thomas Bayes and Bayes’ Theorem in medicine

    Geoffrey Baird Seattle, Washington, United States   The work of an eighteenth-century British clergyman can help you when someone forgets to switch off their turn signal Medical nomenclature is often ridiculous. One professor in my medical school used to say of misnomers in medicine that they were like the Holy Roman Empire, which was neither…