ricardo wrote:what nation could survive w/ out doctors ? how long might an dictators armys
exist if all the doctors believed so much in not contributing to the perpetuation of violence. they left there positions and walked off their jobs. ???
It is highly idealistic to imagine that any doctor
would walk away from suffering humanity. It's why
they took the oath, afterall. Even to protest against
dictatorship. But thats just my opinion.
My great grandfather was a doctor back in
Georgia and lived in a rural community. My
grandmother said she went with him on many
housecalls and if the patient had no money he
was willing to accept a live chicken or a homemade
quilt, etc. for payment. He had a small pharmacy as
well and I imagine used the barter system there as well.
But times have changed and so have people. I've rambled a bit off
topic but I do that.