Quote of the month for October: expertise vs expertosis

medium_4091149916“Expertise is a paradox. When experts summit, expertise plummets. With pomp at the podium and arrogance ad nauseam, experts posture at rostrums and lecture at lecterns about nonsense and nostrums that make us dumb and keep us mum. So let’s seek more education via simplification and clarification, not self-glorification. Let’s avoid experts who are smitten with their smarts, and have expertosis, diplomatosis, academic neurosis, and apotheosis.”

Hugh Mann. Retired Physician, New York, USA
British Medical Journal 2014;349:g6027
photo credit: floato via photopin cc

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.