Archives By Month: October 2017

Germany has had a year-long celebration of the Reformation

Posted on October 25, 2017 5:42 am By Del Meyer in International Medicine

Luther Country’ in Germany marks 500th anniversary of Protestant Reformation Amy S. Eckert | Chicago Tribune For the world’s roughly 800 million Protestants, a small corner of eastern Germany is their spiritual home — a place that takes on added importance this year, the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Covering an area roughly 150 […]

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Reformation 500 Documentary

Posted on October 25, 2017 5:32 am By Del Meyer in In The News

October 31, 2017, the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. A lone monk’s actions 500 years ago continue to have a great impact. Hear from some of the world’s greatest scholars on Martin Luther and the significance of the Reformation for our modern world in “500: The Impact of the Reformation Today,” a documentary that […]

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How Martin Luther has shaped Germany for half a millennium

Posted on October 25, 2017 5:26 am By Del Meyer in Feature Article

The 500th anniversary of the 95 theses finds a country as moralistic as ever The Economist | Print edition | Europe | Jan 7th 2017 SET foot in Germany this year and you are likely to encounter the jowly, dour portrait of Martin Luther. With more than 1,000 events in 100 locations, the whole nation is […]

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The 45th President’s Inauguration: The Constitution Restored

Posted on October 25, 2017 5:08 am By Del Meyer in History in the Making, Last Month's Postings

His message to America: Remember those things I said in the campaign? I meant them. I meant it all. Peggy Noonan | WSJ | Jan. 20, 2017 I was more moved than I expected. Then more startled. The old forms and traditions, the bands and bunting, endured. I thought, as I watched the inauguration: It continues. There […]

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Vera Rubin Opened Doors in Astronomy, and for Women

Posted on October 25, 2017 4:50 am By Del Meyer in In Memoriam

Vera Rubin, 88, Dies; Opened Doors in Astronomy, and for Women By DENNIS OVERBYE DEC. 27, 2016 Vera Rubin, who transformed modern physics and astronomy with her observations showing that galaxies and stars are immersed in the gravitational grip of vast clouds of dark matter, died on Sunday in Princeton, N.J. She was 88. […]

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Posted on October 25, 2017 4:42 am By Del Meyer in Words Of Wisdom

The more you learn, the more you earn, as Warren Buffett famously says. Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back. —Harvey MacKay Blessed are the young, for they […]

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Why is the Hippocratic oath important to society today?

Posted on October 25, 2017 4:38 am By Del Meyer in Hippocrates & His Kin

The Hippocratic oath covers several important ethical issues between doctors and patients. The oath first establishes that the practitioner of medicine give deference to the creators, teachers, and learners of medicine. … The oath serves as a contract for doctors to work towards the benefit of the health of the public.  

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The Battle Over Women’s Rights And Family Values

Posted on October 25, 2017 4:33 am By Del Meyer in The Bookshelf

Women Vs. Feminists A populist movement—the antifeminist crusade of the mid-1970s—stymied a supposedly inevitable progressive victory. Sound familiar? Kay S. Hymowitz reviews “Divided We Stand” by Marjorie J. Spruill. WSJ | March 9, 2017 The scene may feel familiar: an out-of-touch Republican establishment, bitter debates over gender roles, an angry populist rebellion. In “Divided We […]

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A Review of Regional Medical Journals: Sonoma Medicine

Posted on October 25, 2017 4:27 am By Del Meyer in Voices of Medicine

WINE AS MEDICINE Winemaking with a Medical Bent Rachel Friedman, MD . . . It’s a Saturday afternoon, and after a busy week of seeing patients as a family physician, I am behind the bar at the winery my husband and I own, guiding guests in a wine tasting. When I explain that I not […]

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Is our president able to withstand the on-slaught?

Posted on October 25, 2017 4:19 am By Del Meyer in Overheard in the Medical Staff Lounge

Dr. Rosen:      Our new president has been sworn in and the party that lost is in a beastly uproar. Dr. Edwards:  This is more than we expected. Dr. Milton:      It’s probably more than any prior president had to put up with. Dr. Ruth:         I think he’s a strong enough man to withstand the onslaught. Dr. […]

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