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Thursday, October 24, 2002
• Iatrogenic - I learned a cool word today, essentially refering to shooting one's self in the foot -- or a problem caused by the very methods intended to cure it. From Merriam-Webster online...
Main Entry: iat·ro·gen·ic
Etymology: Greek iatros physician + English -genic
: induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures [an iatrogenic rash]
- iat·ro·gen·i·cal·ly /-'je-ni-k(&-)lE/ adverb
Sounds like a lot of things we do to improve organizational performance.
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