October 30th, 2006

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No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true.
-Nathaniel Hawthorne, writer (1804-1864)
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God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
-Jacques Deval, writer and director (1895-1972)
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So true.

Patient "I am sick".

Physicians responses:
3500 years ago - "Here eat this root"
2500 year ago - "That root is heathen - say this prayer"
150 years ago - "That is superstition - drink this potion"
50 years ago - "That potion is snake oil - take this pill"
15 years ago - "That pill is no good, take this antibiotic"
Today - "that is not natures way - here eat this root"

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