The Humorism

The four humors

Humorism, or humoralism, is a now discredited (but historically important) theory of the makeup and workings of the human body, Continue reading


Should Doctors Pray With Patients?

doctor pray with patient

There is increasing interest among the general public and the medical community in the role of religion in medicine. Polls indicate that the U.S. population is highly religious; most people believe in heaven and hell, the healing power of prayer, and the capacity of faith to aid in the recovery from disease.  Continue reading

Baptist Church Stolen Children Trafficking.

child traficking
Baptist group tried to move this boy into Dominic Republic. The pink label on his shirt had his name written on it.

The American Baptists who journeyed to Haiti in recent days to round up black kids and take them to the Dominican Republic no doubt had plans to make them available for adoption in the US. The ultimate plan was not part of “doing the right thing for Jesus”, but rather a need to feed the trendy movement in suburban, white, Christian circles to have a dark-skinned child. Once adopted, these children are held up as trophies symbolizing the parents’ religiosity. Continue reading

legacy of America’s Sterilization.

Elaine Riddick
Ms Riddick, now 59, suffered decades of depression and illness

More than 60,000 Americans were sterilized, many against their will, as part of a eugenics movement that finished in 1979, aimed at keeping the poor and mentally ill from having children. Now, decades on, one state is considering compensation.

In 1968, Elaine Riddick was raped by a neighbour who threatened to kill her if she told what happened. Continue reading

Arthritis pain and weather changes.

For people with osteoarthritis of the hip, pain levels tracked with the weather over the course of a small two-year study, Dutch researchers say.

They looked at reported pain levels in a previous study of arthritis, then went back to weather records to document the conditions each day. Continue reading

Including God in psychotherapy: strong vs. weak theism

The authors first attempt to conceptualize theistic psychotherapy by discussing the relationship between theism and naturalism. Many psychologists have assumed that naturalism and theism can be combined in various ways, so the authors review the more prominent of these combinations at the outset. Continue reading

Medical ethics after Holocaust.

The medical professions, including nursing, bioscience, and public health, committed egregious and well-documented violations of medical ethics. We were willing and enthusiastic participants in the events of the Third Reich. We sterilized disabled German citizens. We decided who would marry and who would not marry. Continue reading