RE: Spring 2001 Issue --- Doctors and Guns (Part II)

Author: 
Michael Creta, DO
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
Summer 2001
Volume Number: 
6
Issue Number: 
2

Dear Dr. Faria and all the doctors at AAPS,

There are those of us out here who are disgusted with the "pseudo-science" that is used in medical journals regarding the issue of handguns. The integrity of the medical profession is in jeopardy with our medical organizations taking politically correct positions that are unrelated to medicine. That is why I cannot join them.

There are some physicians, who, before they are doctors, are American citizens, and before that, are men. Men who believe in the duty to protect their wives and children from harm, and protect their communities from harm.

Now I know that there are other physicians out there who believe the same thing. And now that I know this, I have found a medical organization that I can join.

Thank you Dr. Faria, and keep the information coming.

Michael Creta, DO
Ronkonkoma, NY

Correspondence originally published in the Medical Sentinel 2001;6(2);37-39. Copyright©2001 Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS).

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Revolutionary (warrior) physicians

Dear 107th degrees in the shade,

You must live in Arizona!

I love your informative and intriguing post. At one time I was thinking of writing a book about revolutionary (warrior) physicians, but I never did, as I became saddened and disillusioned by the timid behavior of modern physicians and their representative organizations, such as the AMA vis-a-vis the State.

Physicians have allowed the government to collectivize medicine and even permit the individual-base ethics of Hippocrates to become transmogrified into collectivized population-based ethics. So I thought my book would be anachronistic by the time it would have been published!

But I did write a paper posted here:

http://www.haciendapub.com/articles/revolutionary-physicians-and-civil-wars

I hope you enjoy it. I will do more research on non-Western physicians and shamans. You are absolutely correct. MAF


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