Physician, Heal Thy Art
Will medical doctors rally to the truth about their wretched profession?
Medical doctors in the United States once enjoyed the highest of public esteem. Today, we see doctors as timid, overly compensated corporate cheerleaders, their years of education and experience buried under a pile of rubble that is “official” practice guidelines. Except for a few brave pioneers who have abandoned corporate medicine to open functional medical clinics and the like, the vast majority of physicians are mere employees of the medical establishment, blindly drugging their customers in exchange for fat paychecks.
But Covid has opened the public’s eyes. We see that doctors have, by and large, given up the healing art for the Mercedes Benz, the express cruiser on the lake, the second home in Destin, and the ego-boosting title of “doctor.” They will risk any patient’s life to protect their status and wealth. They will repeat any lie without a moment’s reflection to win brownie points with their corporate overlords. Those who once sought the power to cure now seek the power of the purse.
Will they change?
Some Doctors Refusing Boosters
I heard anecdotally this week that a doctor in St. Louis advised his patient not to get another Pfizer booster. The patient was upset. She told friends over lunch that she is looking for a new doctor—asked her table mates if they had any recommendations. “Someone who will follow the CDC’s guidelines.” A robotic drug dispenser, in other words.
I brushed it off, but today I saw a tweet:
The headline from Zero Hedge reads, “Growing number of doctors say they won’t get COVID-19 boost shots.” While encouraging, I suspect a large number of doctors who profitably injected countless patients with the serum never took it themselves in the first place. A far more encouraging headline would read, “Growing number of doctors say the won’t prescribe COVID-19 booster shots.” That would be a game changer for public health and for the battered profession.
The Standard of Care I Employ
My great grandfather (and his father) were physicians. Country doctors who treated every imaginable disease and injuries. Dr. William Thomas Mahon (whose given name I bear) graduated from Keokuk College of Physicians and Surgeons, then practiced medicine in Franklin County, Missouri. He was mayor of Chamois, Missouri for a few years, then, in 1909, he moved his family to St. Louis after the KKK denounced him for treating blacks for free.
My uncle Pat told me stories of riding with Dr. Mahon on the street cars in the 1930s as he made his rounds of poor black neighborhoods around the city. His compensation was usually fruits and vegetables, eggs, and other food grown or prepared by his patients.
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