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What is medicine?

If the worldview of a society governs what we think of as medicine what is the worldview that informed the development of biomedicine and how does this differ from Irish indigenous medicine? 
 Rene Descartes and Francis Bacon were two of the most influential scholars whose thought influenced the development of modern medicine. This was because they considered nothing to be true unless it could be objectively proven. This need for certainty, immediately blew any subjective experience such as fear, joy, intuition and dreams beyond the realm of  the new science.