Comment: O'Care, O'Care... IRS, where art thou?

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O'Care, O'Care... IRS, where art thou?

Period, oh period, where is thy care? (Doctors being debated & harassed at the point of a needle, enforced by IRS?; history repeats?)

(Not sure whether Doctors are dancing or crying out.)

Why are we debating O'Care & not medicine? Why is IRS in charge of enforcement?

In the 13th century, the Islamic sage Ibn Sina described medicine as “a branch of knowledge which deals with the states of health and disease in the human body, with the purpose of employing suitable means for preserving or restoring health” (Ibid). Microbial diseases were identified in a basic fashion (named madah) within Arabic medicine, and were described in terms of mode of infection and particular pathological effects on organs and tissue. Numerous internal and external etiologies were identified. In addition, Arab theorists noted that the mere presence of the germ did not constitute disease, but that the disease process was dependent on
the state (not government)of balance of the exposed individual. Islamic medicine administration. The early Muslim concept of the hospital became the prototype for the development of the modern hospital--an institution operated by private owners or by government and devoted to the promotion of health, the cure of diseases, and the teaching and expanding of medical knowledge. The hospitals attracted gifted students and were generously endowed by rich patrons. Hospitals also served as schools of medicine to teach interns and residents. Through this system, an impressive method of testing and licensing doctors with rules and regulations for standards of practice was developed.

Islamic medical doctors utilized a variety of therapeutic approaches for the treatment of patients. Medical treatment relied primarily on exercise, baths, and diet and its modification. By the 13th century Ibnal-Bitar had recorded over 1300 drugs that were derived from plants, animals, or minerals (ACCESS Museum). Surgical techniques were known and utilized. Techniques were employed for fractures, treatment of trauma, and obstetrics. A number of Arab physicians compiled textbooks....
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No mention of "Internal Revenue Service. (IRS) as an enforcer of health care in ancient texts."

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