Author: marrosej

The Language of the World

With over 8 billion people in the world, and more than 7,000 known languages, it seems unlikely that there will ever be one language that everyone speaks. Interestingly, cuneiform tablets from Mesopotamia are believed to be the first examples of written language, though Egyptian hieroglyphs appeared simultaneously in the 4th millennium BCE.

The Liability of Mistranslation and Interpretation Errors in the Medical Field

Some graduating physicians do not take the Hippocratic Oath now. “First do no harm” has been replaced with a more modern version. This doesn’t make it any less important to protect patients at all costs. There is a growing problem, however, and it is getting in the way of the physicians’ ability to always provide the best care for their patients. This problem is a lack of qualified medical translators and interpreters, which is leading to medical errors and leaving patients with long-term pain and suffering—even death!