Other People's Lives: Reflections on Medicine, Ethics, and Euthanasia
Fenigsen, Richard Md, PhD, Issues in Law & Medicine
Part One: In Defense of Medicine
Chapter III. The Attack on Medicine
The doctor, looking grave and solemn, began his examination. He took the patient's pulse rate and body temperature, and proceeded to the percussion and auscultation. With a certainty that left no room for doubt, Ivan Ilyich knew that all this was rubbish and fraud.26
Ivan Illich.27 The hero of this story is the near namesake of Tolstoy's Ivan Ilyich, professor Ivan Illich of Cuernavaca, Mexico. Illich, the Vienna-born quadruple graduate of European universities, and one time parish priest ministering to Manhattan's poor, has become the theorist and ardent advocate of rebellion against Western …
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Publication information: Article title: Other People's Lives: Reflections on Medicine, Ethics, and Euthanasia. Contributors: Fenigsen, Richard Md, PhD - Author. Journal title: Issues in Law & Medicine. Volume: 24. Issue: 2 Publication date: Fall 2008. Page number: 149+. © 1999 National Legal Center for the Medically Dependent & Disabled, Inc. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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