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Throughout history the development of medicine and pharmaceuticals has been a process trial and error. First, humanity tested the safety of natural products, then scientists consumed their synthetic products; in both cases there were high costs of learning the effects. However, as we advance scientifically and medically there has been significant growth, especially in the field of vasodilation. These advancements, allow us to predict, and evaluate potential side effects or alternative purposes of medication, thus allowing the development of modern day precision medicine. This precision medicine will allow us to move to care based upon the principles of cura personalis or care for the individual, rather the whole person, moving beyond treating the symptoms and working to treat the underlying causes of their ailments while considering their unique needs and background. In order to achieve this ideal of medicine efforts must be made to investigate the fundamental science which underlies our own biochemistry and how we can safely alter this. In order to treat our fellow man’s ailments with cura personalis in mind we must support the scientific and medicinal advancements which allow us to achieve precision medicine.
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Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)
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Garcia, Santana, "WHEN A CULTURE OF “CURA PERSONALIS” INFLUENCES DRUG DEVELOPMENT" (2022). Regis University Student Publications (comprehensive collection). 1033.