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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

A plug

For those of you whose interest was piqued by Dr. John Patrick's essay on the Hippocratic Oath, may I invite you to check out the Christian Medical and Dental Associations' website where there a wealth of lectures, tapes, etc. delivered by John. His talks are much more accessable than his writing, and he's a very clever and entertaining speaker to boot. He was the featured speaker on this month's "The Christian Doctor's Digest", and one who always challenges me in a most profound way.

The CMDA is one of the few organizations that are fighting for a return to the Hippocratric ideals, and are worthy of our support even if you do not consider yourself evangelical or Christian. The monthly Doctors Digest alone is worth the price of membership.

4 Comments:

Blogger MeTooThen said...

JPT,

FWIW, my medical school graduating class '88, recited the Oath of Maimonides, and several of the paragraphs from the Physician's Prayer, attributed in name to Maimondies, but whose authorship is in doubt.

Rereading both the Oath and the Prayer today, reinforces for me that our class, of whom only 10% were Jewish BTW, was correct in choosing Maimonides over Hippocrates.

5:38 PM  
Blogger JusPasenThru said...

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11:28 PM  
Blogger JusPasenThru said...

Thanks for the comment. I've not read any of Maimonides works; I will go over them carefully in the next few days.

11:31 PM  
Blogger JusPasenThru said...

In what way is Maimonides better than Hippocrates?

11:33 PM  

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