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Old 03-09-2009, 05:53 PM   #6
Jae Onasi
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This is perhaps a bit of a tangent, but it reminded me of what my adviser and history of medicine prof, Dr. John Burnham, had discussed in that class--the 'priesthood of medicine' in the mid 1900's as medicine took tremendous leaps in the treatment and prevention of acute disease. One of his many articles is here and starts on p. 284, though the priesthood aspect begins near the end of p. 287. You might find some interesting parallels to the discussion here.

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