TITLE

Medicine as charity: Bishop Butler on cheerful giving

AUTHOR(S)
Hunter, Graeme
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/5/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 6, p698
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay is presented on the sermon of Bishop Joseph Butler on March 31, 1748 regarding the meaning of charity to the governors of the hospital London Infirmary in London, England. He states that the hospital's medicine has changed since the preach of Butler, but not its medical service conditions, which was the main target of the preach. He also discusses the idea of Butler on his sermon concerning the relation of charity with medicine and the argument of contemporary libertarians on the idea.
ACCESSION #
60159485

 

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