In recent times, 'medicine' has certainly hit it's low
Good afternoon fellow Patriots. Once upon a time in America, outside your immediate family, two people you could trust when in came to matters and concerns for your health was your family physician and your local independent pharmacist. Hospitals were locally managed and controlled by the members of the community, and staffed by the doctors living in the community or surrounding area.
Specialists were brought in on an as needed basis, or patients were referred to the nearest medical center, usually a university hospital with an associated medical school, when complex medical issues required specialist consultation. There were no mandatory treatment protocols that physicians must follow when caring for patients. Physicians were free to use their training, diagnostic skills supported by necessary testing procedures to ensure appropriate, proper and ethical treatment pursuant to their Hippocratic Oath. The most widely accepted short form translation of said Oath within the public domain is “…first do no harm”. However a complete translation would read as follows:
“I will follow that system of regimen which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous.”
However note my emphasis placed on the phrase “according to my ability and judgment”. Consequently, it would appear that physicians, pursuant to the Oath, have sole discretion to determine the course and method of treatment for their patients, and not have their decisions be constrained or limited by mandatory diagnostic, treatment, or medication protocols designed and implemented by a selected advisory staff of hospital administrators and physicians. An advisory staff of alleged elites who have little, if any, knowledge of the medical history or conditions of the patients that are being subjected to mandatory diagnostic and treatment protocols.
As a side bar notation please consider this fact. In 1973, the US Supreme Court rejected the standard interpretation of the oath as a perceived standard to medical ethics and practice by stating that the oath is incapable of covering the latest developments and methods of medical practice and research.
You may recall this Supreme Court was the same court that decided Roe v. Wade in 1973. Mere happenstance or a proverbial “belt and suspender” approach to begin the incremental erosion of a physician’s ethical autonomy to follow the Hippocratic Oath? Just asking? But I digress.
Physicians today are subject to medical corporatism. A system controlled or influenced by policies and procedures dictated by medical insurance companies; government and private foundation and pharmaceutical company research grants; medicare and medicaid reimbursements, and compliance with public health authorities and federal and state agencies’ advisory opinions.
The corporate medical/hospital establishment appears to be more concerned with their bottom line; compliance with government and insurance company policies and procedures on the one hand, while attempting to preserve a faux perception of ethical reliability and medical responsibility on the other. Too often adherence to the main stream perception of medical and hospital corporatism (aka protocol medicine) results in patient casualties.
The last thing a corporate hospital board and their administrators want is a government inquiry or investigation into its practices and procedures whether justified, or in many cases for mere harassment purposes to compel corporate hospital and medical groups and associations to “tow the line”.
Consequently, hospitals and other corporate medical practices, and state and local medical societies ostracize and persecute physicians and other supportive medical personnel when they attempt to uphold their medical and ethical responsibility to their patients diagnosed with Covid, or the adverse medical consequences resulting from Covid. As you know physicians have lost hospital and other medical society privileges, and in some cases lost or have faced the threat of loss of their medical license as retribution for “straying off the medical establishment’s reservation”.
How many patients died because the medical establishment just followed the protocols, aka “just following orders”. Sound familiar? Do you recall the primary defense alleged in the Nuremberg trials? You say that is a harsh comparison? Really? Maybe not so harsh if a loved one, a family relative, or friend was seriously and possibly incapacitated by Covid, the vaccine or questionable treatment protocols because the medical establishment just followed orders and failed to consider reasonable, available and recognized alternative treatments.
Why would hospitals seek court approval of their treatment protocols when authorized family members, and in many cases the patient, was willing to authorize recognized and lawful alternative treatment via an informed consent from the patient, or an appropriate and valid Health Care Power of Attorney and/or a valid HIPAA Release from the patient’s care givers?
That being said permit me to close with the following link and summary from said article. The following link also provides further information that supports the aforementioned commentary and challenges the intent and motives of the corporate medical / hospital quasi-oligarchy.
FROM THE ARTICLE
“Yesterday morning I had an opportunity to question a virologist and a doctor involved in clinical research. I asked them if there is any discussion among scientists of why viruses are being created and released. They told me that some are aware that Covid-19 and Omicron are lab creations, and that Omicron was a disappointment to its creators because it turned out to be akin to a weaker vaccine strain.
One said that a minority of scientists understand that the release of man-made viruses indicates an agenda at work, but that the majority of scientists toe the line of the official narrative, fearful of being cut off from research grants or fired for “spreading misinformation.”
Once facts were replaced by untrue official narratives, scientists were left without a leg to stand on. Evidence is ignored, because it is a threat to the narrative. Thus the medical establishment pretends that Covid “vaccine” injuries are rare and that the large number of unprecedented sudden deaths of athletes, physical trainers, entertainers, corporate doctors and nurses who were coerced into vaccination by appeals to celebrities to show the way or threats to be fired are merely “a coincidence.”
The other said that in clinical medicine open talk of engineered viruses and their release makes a person an immediate outcast.
Protocols are replacing independent scientific judgment. The protocols are established by articles written with Big Pharma research grants and distributed through prestigious medical journals such as The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine. In American medicine, which is increasingly corporate, doctors are employees, not independent practitioners, and have no alternative to following protocols. In this way, medical decisions are controlled for the purpose of the agenda. As FDA, CDC, and NIH have “revolving door” relationships and patent-sharing relationships with Big Pharma, the regulatory agencies are part of the protocol enforcement police.”
In closing I am once reminded of those infamous words by the actor Jack Nicolson in the movie a Few Good Men”. You may recall while on the witness stand he was excoriated for not telling the truth. Nicolson’s reply was “you want the truth, you can’t handle the truth”.
It is obvious to me, albeit I may still be in the minority, that the practice of medicine has, with the help, directly or indirectly, of government agencies, medical societies, pharmaceutical dollars and government and independent research grants, become another corporatized business. The once proud profession and art of medicine has been transformed from the art and skill of diagnosis and remedial care of the patient, to what is ultimately reflected on the corporatized institution’s balance sheet, and how much the year end bonuses will be for the members of the staff.
Regards and good health and prosperity to all in these difficult times.