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Morality, Religion, and Natural Law

Author: 
Nathaniel S. Lehrman, MD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
Summer 1997
Volume Number: 
2
Issue Number: 
3

Dear Editor,

Dr. Jane M. Orient’s emphasis on morality’s importance in medicine (Medical Sentinel, Spring 1997) is characteristically on target. Her reminding us that religion created that morality is also vitally important. But she may err in seeing that morality as based on objective “natural law” rather than on something quite different: objective, religiously- and historically-defined Moral Law.

History in Medicine

Author: 
Plinio Prioreschi, MD, PhD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
Winter 1997
Volume Number: 
2
Issue Number: 
1

Dear Dr. Faria,

Medical Warrior --- Fighting Corporate Socialized Medicine by Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD

Author: 
Reviewed by Jerome C. Arnett, Jr., MD, FCCP
Article Type: 
Book Review
Issue: 
Fall 1997
Volume Number: 
2
Issue Number: 
4

Because of the recent decline in our health care system, today's physicians practice in a "medical gulag" and suffer from a "siege mentality." The reasons for this, as learned from examples in both ancient and recent history, are the topics for this unique collection of essays which are divided into five sections: "lessons from history"; "medical ecology"; "towards collectivism in medicine"; "the role of public health"; and "managed care, corporate socialized medicine and medical ethics." The author, Miguel A.

Cynicism, Apathy, and Pragmatic Political Parties

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Editor's Corner
Issue: 
Fall 1997
Volume Number: 
2
Issue Number: 
4

The middle of the road leads to socialism.
Ludwig von Mises
Planning For Freedom, 1962

From Ancient Rome to Karl Marx

Transformation of Medical Ethics Through Time (Part I): Medical Ethics and Statist Controls

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
January/February 1998
Volume Number: 
3
Issue Number: 
1

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand firm like a rock.

Thomas Jefferson

The Corporate Practice of Medicine

The Oath of Hippocrates --- Is It Relevant?

Author: 
Franklin E. Payne, MD
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
March/April 1998
Volume Number: 
3
Issue Number: 
2

The crisis of American medicine is not tobacco, AIDS, silicone implants, the Gulf War Syndrome, breast or other forms of cancer, physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia, licensure, medical care for the poor, or any other specific medical or ethical issue. The crisis of American medicine is far greater than any one of these problems, indeed it is far greater than all of them combined, because the answers to these problems do not come from within them but from medical ethics.

Onward To Obscurantism!

Author: 
Plinio Prioreschi, MD, PhD
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
September/October 1998
Volume Number: 
3
Issue Number: 
5

*This article is excerpted from the Foreword of Dr. Prioreschi's latest volume (Vol. III --- Roman Medicine) of his A History of Medicine, released this year.(1)

Coolidge --- An American Enigma by Robert Sobel

Author: 
Reviewed by Delbert H. Meyer, MD
Article Type: 
Book Review
Issue: 
January/February 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
1

Organized medicine has increasingly become legislatively proactive; however, it does not fully understand the unintended consequences of law. Thinking that the government is the answer to medicine's problem rather than the cause, a historical view of government interference is appropriate. And it comes from an unlikely source --- President Calvin Coolidge.

Death of Medicine in Nazi Germany by Wolfgang Weyers, MD

Author: 
Reviewed by Joseph M. Scherzer, MD
Article Type: 
Book Review
Issue: 
March/April 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
2

By cleverly using an historical microscope to focus on one area of German medicine --- the circumscribed fields of dermatology and dermatopathology --- Dr. Wolfgang Weyers helps us see how Nazi rule affected the medical profession as a whole as well as greater German Society. His intriguingly close inspection quite effectively brings this singular moment in time and history to life without the usual discussions of the most morbid aspects of that terrible era. We are enabled to "see the world in a grain of sand."(1)

King George III Lectures Americans

Author: 
Thayer Smith, MD
Article Type: 
Poetry
Issue: 
March/April 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
2

As every schoolboy or girl once knew (and now few learn it ever)
In fourteen hundred ninety two
the world was changed forever.
Within few scores of years since truth of the New World was granted
Migration westward hopeful came from Europe's disenchanted.

 

All Sail and No Anchor?

Author: 
Paul Consolazio
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
May/June 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
3

While shredding papers one evening, an old yellowed paper caught my eye before meeting its grisly fate. It was a thirty-some year old United States history test, which I had given to my students. Question 4 was: "In a constitutional republic, what is the highest office?" I wondered if my students, thirty years later, remembered that they lived in a constitutional republic and that the highest office is that of the private "citizen?"

Lessons From the Impeachment Trial --- One Last Look at the Scandal

Author: 
Robert Urban, MD
Article Type: 
Commentary
Issue: 
January/February 2000
Volume Number: 
5
Issue Number: 
1

I would like to share with you my thoughts about an issue which you may well be tired of hearing, seeing, and thinking about, but I would ask you to view it with me from a different perspective; which might provide us with a broader and more rewarding portrayal of a very unfortunate happening.

The Nazi War on Tobacco and Cancer

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Published Date: 
October 22, 2016
Article Type: 
Editor's Corner
Issue: 
November/December 2000
Volume Number: 
5
Issue Number: 
6

I was recently asked to review The Nazi War on Cancer by Robert N. Proctor for Ideas on Liberty. What follows here is a more extended critique of this scholarly but deeply disturbing book.

The Editor Responds to: The Nazi War on Tobacco and Cancer

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
Spring 2001
Volume Number: 
6
Issue Number: 
1

Dear Dr. Flanagan,
Interesting observation. Although both smoked and chewed tobacco increases the risk of oropharyngeal cancer, smokeless tobacco ("snuff") increases cancers of the cheek, gingiva, and inner surface of the lip by a much higher degree, by about 50 times. It would be interesting to learn if these cancers have declined as precipitously as stomach cancer. I would concur with Robert Proctor that the reduction in stomach cancer is more likely related to better methods of meat curing, refrigeration, and preservation. --- Editor.

Meditations of a Conscientious Physician

Author: 
Hans Madueme, MD
Article Type: 
Commentary
Issue: 
Summer 2001
Volume Number: 
6
Issue Number: 
2

In the hands of the discoverer, medicine becomes a heroic art...
Wherever life is dear he is a demigod.
Emerson

 

Physicians, of all men, are most happy; whatever good success soever they have the world proclaimeth, and what faults they commit the earth covereth.
Quarles

The AMA, Boy Scouts and Homosexuality

Author: 
Kenneth D. Christman, MD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
Winter 2001
Volume Number: 
6
Issue Number: 
4

Dear Editor,

Neuropharmacology as a Long-Range Strategic War Policy

Author: 
Russell L. Blaylock, MD
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
Spring 2002
Volume Number: 
7
Issue Number: 
1

Our country is rotting. It is sick with a disease so shocking
that we turn our faces from it in dread.
Increasingly, it is home to a class of citizens for whom
the most basic rules of social
organization have come unraveled.

Jared Taylor
Paved With Good Intentions

George Washington --- First in the Hearts of His Countrymen

Author: 
Paul Consolazio
Article Type: 
Commentary
Issue: 
Fall 2002
Volume Number: 
7
Issue Number: 
3

It is a forgotten fact that the first four out of five presidents of these United States were Virginians --- George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Today they are glossed over in history classes; their great deeds ignored; their courage diminished; their honor trampled; their names defamed by the ignorant. They were, however, the giants who walked this land and taught a young country what duty, honor, country, and self-government meant. They taught many people of different nationalities, backgrounds, religions, sectional prejudices, how to become one people.

Medical History --- Hygiene and Sanitation

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
Winter 2002
Volume Number: 
7
Issue Number: 
4

The word hygiene comes from Hygeia, the Greek goddess of health (photo, below), who was the daughter of Aesculapius, the god of medicine. Since the advent of the Industrial Revolution (c.1750-1850) and the discovery of the germ theory of disease in the second half of the nineteenth century, Hygeiahygiene and sanitation have been at the forefront of the struggle against illness and disease.(1)

Medical History --- Plagues and Epidemics

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
Winter 2002
Volume Number: 
7
Issue Number: 
4

Since the fall of the Western Roman Empire, there have been three major bubonic plague epidemics, which afflicted large segments of the population in the continuous Eurasian landmass and North Africa. Death quickly followed the trade routes of the times. The death toll is almost incomprehensible. The Plague of Justinian (6th Century A.D.), the Black Death (14th Century A.D.), and the Bubonic Plague (1665-1666, which coincided with the Great Fire of London) caused an estimated 137 million dead in a world much more sparsely populated than it is today.

A civic duty and a historic parallel

Journal/Website: 
Macon Telegraph
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Sunday, June 5, 2011

Macon Telegraph journalist Charles Richardson, former Mercer University President, Dr. Kirby Godsey, and Mercer Law Professor David Oedel have all brought interesting points to the discussion of the problem of education and ethics. I believe this is a problem -- not just affecting Georgia and Bibb County -- but also the nation. And, in contemporary society, it goes deeper than educational methodology and throwing money at the problem.

The Economic Terror of the French Revolution

Journal/Website: 
Exclusive for HaciendaPublishing.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2003

Maximilien Robespierre and his fellow Jacobins never came close to attaining the utopian goal of establishing a "Republic of Virtue." In fact, they did not even come close to establishing the rule of law essential to a constitutional republic. Natural rights to life, liberty and property, which are protected in our American republic, were not respected by the French revolutionistsFrench Revolution Terro.

Proud to Be American --- Naturalized Citizen Earns Medal from DAR

Journal/Website: 
Macon Telegraph
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Tuesday, February 17, 1998

Dr. Miguel Faria is very proud of his adopted the United States of America. He's equally as proud to have received the Americanism medal and certificate from the Daughters of the American Revolution last month.

Christmas —A Time of Joy and Reflection!

Journal/Website: 
Macon Telegraph
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Sunday, December 29, 2002

Like the months of the year and the days of the week, whose names come down to us from ancient and antediluvian times, many of the symbols of Christmas pre-date Christian times.

Robespierre - The Fool as Revolutionary by Otto Scott

Journal/Website: 
Amazon.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Sunday, October 15, 2000

This biography of Robespierre, The Incorruptible, reads like a spellbinding novel, only that this book recounts more than the life of Robespierre. It graphically describes the horrors of the French Revolution and gives us vivid descriptions of all of the main participants in that orgy of blood, horror and death.

The Revolutionary Career of Maximilien Robespierre by David P. Jordan

Journal/Website: 
Amazon.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Thursday, November 9, 2000

This would have been one amongst the books Maximilien Robespierre would have chosen as an acceptable biography of himself, according him his rightful place in history. It is disturbing that so many readers of this book expressing their views in Amazon.com praise this idealized biography, once again reinterpreting the career of this authoritarian despot, who systematically guillotined those who did not share his sterile, cold-as-steel view of the world.

Paris in the Terror by Stanley Loomis

Journal/Website: 
Amazon
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Sunday, December 10, 2000
Source: 
Hacienda Publishing Inc.

The reader could say that this compelling tome about the breathtaking events of the French Revolution during the Reign of Terror really comprises three books in one --- three human conflict stories carefully webbed into the sinister tapestry of the French Revolution, particularly during the Reign of Terror (June 1793 to July 1794).

Citizens - A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama

Journal/Website: 
Amazon.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2000

This book, in compelling narrative, makes is clear that the French Revolution actually began not with the clamor of the common people but with the blue-blooded aristocracy and the high clergy of the ancien régime who had been enamored with the writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the views of the enlightenment (i.e., convincingly demonstrated in the Assembly of Notables convened in February 1787).

Bonnie Prince Charlie by Carolly Erickson

Journal/Website: 
Amazon.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Thursday, December 14, 2000
Source: 
http://www.amazon.com/Bonnie-Prince-Charlie-Carolly-Erickson/product-reviews/1861053967/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_pop_hist_all?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&qid=1307111771&sr=1-1

One has to look at the vicissitudes of life in the great tragic figures of history, Cortes, Columbus, Napoleon, etc., to find precedents in the relatively obscure life of Charles Edward Stuart, "The Great Young Pretender," Bonnie Prince Charlie.



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