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Physician, pastor and patient; problems in pastoral medicine,

Author: George W Jacoby
Publisher: New York, London, P.B. Hoeber, Inc., Medical Book Department of Harper & Brothers, 1936.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Also issued on microfilm.
[Bethesda, Md.] : National Library of Medicine, 1995.
1 microfilm reel : negative ; 35 mm.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George W Jacoby
OCLC Number: 1082636
Description: ix, 390 pages illustrations, portraits, plates
Contents: Introduction : where medicine and religion join hands --
The physician's calling. The scope of his work ; The development of medical science ; The foundation of medicine and its relation to contiguous sciences ; Practical application of the physician's knowledge ; The limitations of his profession --
Religion and the patient. Superstition, the mother of medicine and religion ; Health and the modern orient's religions ; Health in relation to the religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam ; The patient's faith ; The survival of superstition ; The inexplicables in medical practice --
Vital problems confronting the physician and the clergyman. Contraception and artificial abortion. Are they ever justified --
from an economic, moral or health viewpoint? ; Recent advances in birth control ; Is every suicide insane? ; How shall we solve the divorce problem? ; Is the criminal sick or sinning? ; Sterilization and sterilization laws ; Sex and sex education ; Which shall survive, mother or unborn child? ; Mental unfortunates. How should they be treated? ; The euthanasia problem. Has the incurable a right to relief from suffering? ; Vivisection for scientific advancement ; Professional secrecy. Do circumstances ever justify its violation? --
Where medicine and religion join hands in everyday life. The medical profession in hygiene education ; Modern religion in daily life ; The outlook for future medical and religious cooperation.
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