What is “the mysterious veil of medicine”?

I write in the introduction to my book that I “want to lift the mysterious veil of medicine” for my readers. Most people have never given much thought to just what medicine is, how it is practiced, and what it can and can not do. Medicine has a reputation for being very complicated (which it is) and beyond the understanding of anyone who is not a doctor (which it is not). The medicine I describe in my book can be easily grasped by anyone with no prior medical knowledge. By “lifting the mysterious veil of medicine” I mean explaining in simple terms just what health professionals are doing and thinking when they care for you. If you understand what they are doing, not only will you understand more clearly the care you receive, but you will be able to take better care of yourself.

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