Culture of biomedicine has been defined as how Western cultures have taken the natural sciences, including biology and physiology , and used these applications in creating clinical medicine. This first begins understanding the chemistry of these sciences and developing the appropriate treatments. Advancement in technology is also a huge factor in helping create this culture of biomedicine. The goal would to be to eliminate this disease all together, but scientists are still a long ways away from reaching this point. The western cultures are trying to use biomedicine as being and end all be all technology rather than a preventative measure.
I believe that the concept of dichotomy is a natural process that all humans go through. When humans think of one object/subject they are going to naturally think of the opposite. I think that our culture and society helps create dichotomies but for the most part, dichotomies will remain the same, such as life/death, sickness/health. A dichotomy leaves no room for a “gray” area, it is very black and white (ex; either you are the doctor or you are the patient). In the western society, we are fairly advanced in comparison to the world. With this being said, the majority of people have some education, allowing us to be able to think of an object and be able to relate it to it’s opposite pairing. As far as the doctor and patient dichotomy, the western societies have created an educational gap between a doctor and a patient, with no other factor falling into the middle. Either you are the educated one regarding medicine and you are the Doctor. If you are not the doctor, then you are the patient. I do not completely agree with this dichotomy, because I do believe that even patients can be educated and sometimes they know their own bodies better than a doctor would.