Since the dawn of civilization, medicine has been valued as a moral science. Subsequently, with the development of culture of medical practice, it became an art. Although prophylaxis of malpractice became the art of practice, malpractice ushered in the law. Today's medical practice has thus become the art, the law and a bit of science.
With growing awareness in the consumers and thinning of the distinction between negligence and mishap, of late, situation has become murky. In such a scenario, whom should we emulate? Aesculapius. Aesculapius, the physician was created in the mind of the ancient Greeks as half-God and half-man. A medical doctor should be God like in his ability, knowledge and demeanour, but human in caring his patients.