In 1938, in a Congressional hearing, a quote of Dr. Manwaring thinks that the doctors have not learned much in 5,000 years. Same as it ever was!
transcribed for the internet by Gunston Nutbush Hall, 3/31/2020
*THE CHAIRMAN. Mr. Chapman has suggested that instead of trying to quote statistics in the brief time allotted me that I call the attention of Congress to the two books I have published as the result of my medical research–These Cults and the Medical Voodoo. To justify the title of the Voodoo, I will read an extract from the professor of bacteriology and experimental pathology of Leland Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., Dr. W.H. Manwaring. Dr. Manwaring says:
Theoretical immunology, now considered the newest branch of scientific medicine, is in reality the oldest of the clinical sciences. The medicine man of the Congo and the jungle doctor of the Orinoco have today an immunological theory that is more detailed and of wider clinical application than the boasted immunoscience of Nordiac medicine. There is not a fundamental deduction from present-day infectious theories that was not known, predicted, or parodied by the predynastic Oslers of ancient Egpypt–50 centuries before the nineteenth century renaissance of the same deductions.
In other words, Dr. Manwaring thinks that the doctors have not learned much in 5,000 years.
*pg. 195., Investigation and Control of Venereal Diseases. Hearings before the Committee on interstate and foreign commerce, House of Representatives, Seventy-Fifth Congress, Third Session on H.R. 9047. To impose additional duties upon the United States Public Health Service in Connection with the Investigation and Control of the Venereal Diseases
April 12, 13, and 14, 1938
Vitam Impendere Vero
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