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By Richard Colgan

This e-book introduces the origins of significant teachings that shape the foundation of drugs and similar therapeutic professions. Reinforcing the humanistic part of sufferer care, this ebook replicates the ideas, anecdotes and aphorisms usually similar through mentors and educators to scientific scholars, citizens, and younger physicians. This publication presents a number of examples of most sensible practices within the paintings of drugs, profiles of significant healers all through background and around the globe, and tales bound to motivate any training healer, whether or not they are new to the calling or a pro veteran.

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The rice that was exchanged for apricots helped those who were having financial difficulties or refugees fleeing famine. Dong Feng is credited with having saved and helped over 20,000 people in his lifetime. ” He was so beloved that upon his death people built an apricot altar for him. Apricot trees still grow in the place where Dong Feng practiced medicine 1800 years ago. 34 3 Chinese and Medieval Medicine The Three Doctors of the Divine Era were learned, wise, and caring healers who showed the art of caring by serving others without consideration for their own personal gain or welfare.

Hippocrates cautioned that we evaluate honestly. The fact that physicians of his time were observed as being less than honest speaks of the human frailties to which we are all susceptible. We have all heard stories or perhaps been witness to physicians who do not evaluate honestly. The Hippocratic Oath, recited by most medical students prior to graduation, urges physicians to act in a professional manner Hippocrates 19 and not provide therapy for our patients for personal financial gain. “I will not cut persons laboring under the stone but will leave this to be done by those who are practitioners of this work,” Hippocrates wrote in The Oath [5].

This must be done in such a manner that you do not infer that, yes, you did see this patient. To do so without consent would not be professional or legal. Porter notes, “The art of diagnosis involved creating a profile of the patient’s way of life, habitation, work, and dietary habits” [9]. Hippocrates urged that when it comes to therapeutics we should “assist nature” [5]. ” Likewise, Hippocrates advocated exercise or activity for certain ailments: “It should be kept in mind that exercise strengthens, and inactivity weakens” [5].

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