Can Doctors Be Healed?

November 5, 2022

This is the way that physicians mend or end us,

Secundum artem: but although we sneer

In health – when ill, we call them to attend us,

Without the least propensity to jeer.

- Lord Byron (1788-1824), English poet and peer.

“Is there no hope?”, the sick man said,

The silent doctor shook his head,

And took his leave with signs of sorrow,

Despairing of his fee tomorrow.

- John Gay (1685-1732, English poet and dramatist.)

“You tell the doctor, that y’are ill

And what does he, but write a bill,

Of which you need not read one letter,

The worst the scrawl the dose is better.

For if you knew what you take,

Though you recover, he must break.”

- Anon

“Physicians, of all men, are most happy: Whatever good success soever they have, the World proclaimeth and what faults they commit, the earth covereth” – Francis Quarles (1592-1614), English poet and dramatist.

Modern-day Humour on Doctors

The doctor X-rayed my head and found nothing.” – Dizzy Dean, (1910-1974), American professional baseball pitcher.

Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than we generals.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769- 1821), French military and political leader.

My doctor tells me I should start slowing down – but there are more old drunks than there are old doctors so let’s have another round.” - Willie Nelson (b. 1933), American country musician.

In recent days doctors have less to laugh about than to worry. The Supreme Court has banned two-finger vagina test in rape cases. At state level, Karnataka is contemplating measures so that doctors do not moonlight as detailed below.

According to media reports, in a controversial move, the Karnataka state government is planning to introduce a GPS-tracking system for government doctors who come under the Directorate of Medical Education in the state.

Health and Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar said on October 28, 2022 that the aim of the initiative is to make the doctors abide by the rules as there is an increase in the number of complaints against government doctors practising privately during duty hours. The minister was speaking after chairing a two-day divisional-level progress review meeting of the Health and Medical Education Department in Mysuru.

“As we were receiving complaints of doctors being irregular, we decided to implement 100 per cent biometric attendance system making it compulsory for doctors to mark their attendance at three intervals. However, there is a technical glitch. We are now thinking of introducing geo-tagging facility and talks are on to enforce a total ban on private practice by government doctors,” said Dr Sudhakar.

He said, in Mysuru alone, over 10-15 per cent of doctors are found to be irregular and the director has been asked to take action against them. “We are not against doctors practising privately, but it should be done only after duty hours. The government doctors must understand the gravity of the situation,” he said.

He also said that if private practice is banned, there is an alternate plan to allow these government doctors to practice at medical colleges after their duty hours.

Reacting to the government’s proposal, Dr Chimanyee Gowda, ex-women’s in-charge at Federation of All India Medical Association, said: “All doctors cannot be made to face the consequences of wrongdoing of a few doctors. Though the duty of doctors is to serve the nation, geo-tagging will be an invasion into privacy.” She further said that the pay scale for government doctors is very less, which drives doctors to shift to private jobs. The government’s plan will further cause a shortage in an already low working force in government setups, she said.

Tejas S, President of Karnataka Association of Resident Doctors, said, “…in Karnataka, government doctors are underpaid, and hence, some doctors work in private clinics after their duty hours. Complete ban on doctors will not be helpful”. He also said that only a few doctors violate the rules.


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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 06 2022

    Another eye opener on Covid Conspiracy, so called vaccines and who all involved globally on Real Canadian news telegram channel... Nuremberg 2: "Everyone Involved in This Syndicate Should Be Called to Justice" //// Conspirators: • WEF and associated politicians • Gates Foundation • CEPI - founded by Gates • WHO • Wellcome Trust • Rockefeller Foundation • CCP • GAVI • Eco Health Alliance • CDC, NIH, FDA, regulatory agencies across the world • Vaccine manufacturers • Corporate media & big tech • Hospital systems //// Dr. Peter McCullough: "This is a crime on a worldwide global magnitude ... Everyone involved in this syndicate should be brought to justice." //// Ref:

  • Ajai, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 06 2022

    Dear Sir ,Thanks for the thought provoking article. Rules apply to all. It is not about a profession but more to do with the behaviour /moral responsibility of the people practicing that profession. Infact medical professionals are most honest in comparison to others. In honor of men of medicine my few lines are as follows, They made us strong, Keeping us yearslong, Without intentions of causing wrong, To the men of medicine our heartfelt salute belong.

  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 06 2022

    An eye opener article on evolution of Modern Medicine on Costarica news dated April 1 2022 titled... "How Rockefeller Founded Modern Medicine and Eliminated Natural Cures" as follows... In many parts of the planet it is frowned upon to speak or believe in the healing properties of plants or any other holistic practice. Just like anything else, there is politics and money behind today’s modern medical system. It all started with Rockefeller, who was an oil tycoon, a robber baron, America’s first billionaire, and a born monopolist. ///// In the early 20th century, John D. Rockefeller (1839 – 1937) controlled 90% of all oil refineries in the US through his oil company, Standard Oil, which later spun off to become Chevron, Exxon, Mobile, etc. //// THE EVOLUTION OF STANDARD OIL //// At the same time, around 1900, scientists discovered “petrochemicals” and the ability to create all kinds of chemicals from oil. For example, the first plastic, called Bakelite, was made from petroleum in 1907. Scientists were also discovering various vitamins and surmised that many pharmaceutical drugs could be made from petroleum. This was a wonderful opportunity for Rockefeller. He saw the ability to monopolize the oil, chemical, and medical industries at the same time. ///// The great thing about petrochemicals was that everything could be patented and sold for huge profits. But there was a problem with Rockefeller’s plan for the medical industry: At the time, natural herbal medicines were very popular in the United States. Nearly half of the doctors and medical schools in the US practiced holistic medicine, using knowledge from Europe and Native Americans ///// Rockefeller, the monopolist, had to find a way to get rid of his biggest competition. So he used the classic “problem-reaction-solution” strategy. That is, create a problem and scare people, and then offer a (pre-planned) solution. Similar to the fear of terrorism, followed by the “Patriot Act”. ///// He went to his friend Andrew Carnegie, another plutocrat who made his money by monopolizing the steel industry, who came up with a plan. From the prestigious Carnegie Foundation, they sent a man named Abraham Flexner to travel around the country and report on the state of medical schools and hospitals across the country. ///// This led to the Flexner Report, which gave rise to modern medicine as we know it. The report spoke of the need to modernize and centralize our medical institutions. According to him, more than half of all medical schools were closed early. Homeopathy and natural medicines were mocked and demonized; and doctors were even jailed. ///// To help with the transition and change the mindset of other doctors and scientists, Rockefeller donated more than $100 million to universities and hospitals and founded a philanthropic front group called the General Education Board (GEB). This is the classic carrot and stick approach. ///// In a very short time, all medical schools were rationalized and homogenized. All the students were learning the same thing, and medicine was about using patent medicines. //// Scientists received large grants to study how plants cured diseases. However, his goal was to first identify which chemicals in the plant were effective, and then recreate a similar, but not identical, chemical in the lab that could be patented. ///// A PILL FOR A SICK PERSON BECAME THE MANTRA OF MODERN MEDICINE ///// Now, 100 years later, we are producing doctors who know nothing about the benefits of nutrition, herbs, or any holistic practice. An entire society is enslaved by corporations for its well-being. ///// The United States spends 15% of its GDP on health care, which should really be called “sick care.” It does not focus on the cure, but only on the symptoms, thus creating repeat customers. There is no cure for cancer, diabetes, autism, asthma, or even the flu. ///// WHY WOULD THERE BE REAL CURES? ///// This is a system founded by oligarchs and plutocrats, not doctors. As for cancer, the American Cancer Society was founded by Rockefeller himself in 1913. It’s sad to know how brainwashed breast cancer awareness is about chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Here is a quote from John D. Rockefeller that sums up his vision for America: “I don’t want a nation of thinkers. I want a nation of workers.”

  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Nov 05 2022

    Can doctors be healed is your question.Yes ,I say .First of all doctors are their to heal others.They should take their duty very serious.Love to their profession ,not money making.Many dwell in money making Industry.Dont care poor Patients ,but rich ones are their aim.Why is this profession very much noted?Everyone tries to get a seat for medicine ,however dificult it is.Some get ,others not.Many are very engaged in medicine .Thats good and very helpful.So today we have lot of improvements in medicine.Doctors are too humans .They too require time and Patience.We normal and sick people dont understand sometimes.So we loose patience when our sick person gets bad results.When doctor gets sick ,we too feel write wonderful articles.Thank you for it.

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