The Lord of Stamp, chapter 2.:

Chapter 1. https://gdl.kylos.pl/wp/?p=33106

Chapter 2 Three types of diseases

After many years of an exciting love affair with medicine, Mathilda Przekora came to the conclusion that diseases are divided into all kinds, bland and non-bland. The traditional division according to medical specialties captured neither the essence of things nor the changing positions of the various branches of medicine.

Take such internal medicine – poetically called once the queen of medical sciences, today – dethroned and bastardized by the dismemberment of its various departments. The phrase I was at the internist and he referred me to a specialist often uttered by so-called health care providers best reflects the phenomenon of dethroning the Queen of Internal Medicine.


The same was true of infectious diseases recognized for some time as ailments attributed to poor people living in poor countries. So the new division was similar, more universal and immune to the effects of momentary trends and business fashions.
The tri-division of medicine, like the tri-division of power, seemed the optimal solution. However, there are no timeless concepts. Imminent time has shown that infectious diseases have a prominence, and a global one at that. The problem with the new role of diseases, or rather one of them, was that everyone from patients to politicians to mathematicians, biologists, biotechnologists and everyone else who didn’t get into or didn’t have the courage to pass medical school knew it. But let’s not anticipate the facts, they will emerge in full force themselves when their time comes.

The National Center for Neglectable Diseases

The National Center for Neglectable Diseases (NCND) was sweeping off its feet with its unexpected appearance from the first glance.

On the grand edifice, just inside the main entrance next to a plaque dedicated to the heroes of the historical events of the war, an ATM advertisement boasted no more than a meter away, accompanied by an invitation to attend and financially support the geschiatic event of the year. Visual shock was a very euphemistic term.

Entry at your own risk,” something whispered in Mathilda’s ear. She felt like turning on her heel and leaving, but she was held back by her earlier promise to write a report on the conference.
It was only worse further on – the walls were peppered with fair trade offerings, announcements, stickers, cards, notices about everything and nothing occupied a significant area of the entire The National Center for Neglectable Diseases (NCND).


Conference attendees descended slowly. In front of the conference hall, Euzebia Krochmal – Krochmalińska, a certified professor of neglectable diseases, with a tortured expression on her face, was shunning with all her might the media representatives who had come to the conference. Suffering was not only painted on Eusebia’s face, but emanated from every gesture and step. It was hard not to suffer with the media asking uncomfortable questions.

-How long does a patient wait for a procedure? – threw in a question from the editor of the Heights of Medicine broadcast.

-He has to wait a year – replied Professor Eusebia proudly.

-And if anything… – tried to inquire, the screen editor prodded Eusebia’s microphone.

-Not now! – snorted into the screen of the microphone Eusebia proudly, then with the dignity attributed to the title of professor of non-malignant diseases held, she walked away with a parade step towards the circle of trusted assistants.
-Uff, I couldn’t get past those pleaders and microphonists, she groaned to the waiting NCND staff for her welcome speech.
The welcome was brief, the long list of compliments to only the right people, and the proceedings boring. Mathilda found out once again that her central nervous system was totally incompatible with the national edition of medical science of all sorts, bland and unremarkable.
Visiting The National Center for Neglectable Diseases (NCND), Mathilda didn’t know at the time that a new group of Pan-Dem-Health diseases was waiting on the horizon to take center stage. It reigned for two years. It democratically attacked everyone. It generated events like the oldest people had never seen.

@mimax2 / Krystyna Knypl

17/03/2023 r.

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