Episode 32 – Idioms of Normality hosted by Dr. Paul H. Mason
The range of normality.
In this podcast episode, Paul speaks with the medical doctor and martial artist Dr. Chris Lemoh, a physician with mixed cultural heritage currently working at Medicine Monash Health in Australia. Early in his career, a friend’s father who was a psychiatrist told him, “Don’t ever accept the statistical definition of normal.
Try to escape the tyranny of the bell curve.” Chris reflects thoughtfully upon his work with people from diverse ethnic backgrounds including refugee patients. Medical definitions of the normal, he finds, can be both helpful and a hindrance.