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Danger Ahead. Good

BY KIM BELLARD

I saw a great quote by Alfred North Whitehead the other day: “It is the business of the future to be dangerous.”

Now, I was a math major many years ago, so I know who Alfred North Whitehead was: the coauthor (with Bertrand Russell) of the Principia Mathematica, a landmark, three-volume treatise that proved – in excruciating detail — that all of mathematics (and thus, arguably, all of science) can be reduced to mathematical logic.  I always thought Lord Russell was the eloquent one, but it turns out that Professor Whitehead had a way with words too.  

So, of course, I want to apply a few of his particularly pithy quotes to healthcare.

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