Category Archives: Philosophy of Medicine

Iatrotropism and Related Neologisms

Iatrotropism, or the degree to which individuals are inclined to seek medical attention, is quite obviously one of the most important determinants of outcome in patients with treatable medical problems. The word, like the existing word iatrotropic, comes from the Greek iatros [doctor], and from trope [turn]. (See, Summerton, 2007). A dysiatrotropic patient is someone who seeks medical… Read More »