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Today in some hospitals m others and fathers are both in the delivery room pardcipating in the birth of a writhing pink infant who rips the air with sound as soon as its chest cavity is free discount avana 50mg visa erectile dysfunction disorder. The health of the pardes to this scenario—the baby avana 50mg without a prescription impotence specialists, the m other, 158 The Climate for Medicine and the father—is not adversely affected by the change in medical practice. T here is nothing in the physician’s technical arm am entarium that dictates one scenario over another. T he presence or absence of a father, and the drug­ ging o f the m other or her sentiency are societal values that the physician m irrors in his pracuce. In part this is due to the insularity health practitioners have bred for themselves. At the core of medicine is the concept of autonomy, which is a function of specialized knowledge and methods. T he training o f a physician is the progressive enshrinem ent of specialized in­ formation. At the end of the educational process, licensing serves as the final rites of passage. T he student-would-be-professional is inculcated with the quaint notion that the knowledge he or she gains can be transform ed into a service which is, by that fact, salable for a price. For example, the sociologist seldom views his or her knowledge as dangerous in the hands of a nonsociologist, nor readily convertible into a service that can be rendered for a price. An unarticulated premise of medical training is that the knowledge im parted in the process is unique and nonfungi- ble; in short, a commodity for m arket exchange. As such, a physician’s knowledge is neither an end in itself nor a con­ tributor to the fund of hum an knowledge; it is, rather, synonymous with technique, because it is useful only when applied to a problem.

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Hooper’s warning that “bishops 100 mg avana erectile dysfunction and heart disease, vicars generic avana 200mg with mastercard erectile dysfunction diabetes type 2 treatment, curates” who abandon the sick “flee from goddes people into god’s high indig- nation” (1553: C2) seems reflective of the fact that clergymen in the Church of England very often fled (see Totaro 2005: 46). It is worth noting, as Wallis suggests (2006: 15), that on the occasion of out- breaks of plague many nonconformist clergymen who had been eject- ed from their parishes after the Restoration stayed in plague-infected areas to assist the diseased and preach, thus circumventing the statuto- ry prohibition of public preaching by the dissenting clergy. The tone of the many references to the stands of nonconforming preachers in official documents by the Privy Council and Church of England authorities seems to indicate a deep preoccupation with their impact on common people’s acceptance of medical care and com- pliance with government plague-control measures. The plague orders issued in 1603, which replicate those promulgated by Queen Elizabeth in 1578, are eloquent in this regard: If there be any person Ecclesiasticall or Lay, that shall hold and publish any opinions (as in some places report is made) that it is a vain thing to forbeare to resort to the Infected, or that it is not charitable to forbid the same, pretending that no person shall die but at their time prefixed, these persons shall be not only reprehended, but by order of the Bishop, if they be Ecclesiasticall, shall be forbidden to preach, and being Lay, shall also be enioyned to forbear to ut- ter such dangerous opinions upon pain of imprisonment. The correspondence between Bishop Grindal and Lord William Cecil, Queen Elizabeth’s Secretary of State, attests to a common worry and effort at opposing such views (1563: 270). While nonconformists tended to inflect passa- Ideological Uses of Medical Discourses in Early Modern English 63 ges of the Bible which seemed to endorse their predestinarian and providential views and laid great stress on extrapolations from Cal- vin’s wider teaching like “it is only in his hand to apoint lyfe or death: and therefore thys mater oght onely to be refferred to hys wil” (1561: F6), the mainstream Church of England clergy emphasized the abun- dant Scriptural evidence regarding the divine sanction of medical practices and recalled Calvin’s numerous and unambiguous references 10 to it. An obligatory element of their plague writings (as of those, it should be noted, by medical and lay authors) is a reminder of the reite- ration throughout the Bible of God’s blessing on healing plants and remedies used by physicians who thus function as instruments of divine mercy. All authors quoted from Ecclesiasticus (Book of Sirach) 38 which opens with the exhortation “Honour the physician for the need thou hast of him: for the most High hath created him” then speci- fies that “all healing is from God. Vehement attacks on preachers holding the opposite view are penned by influential churchmen like John Sanford who admonishes that those who trust only in “God’s protection” and “neglect the good meanes of [their] preseruation” become “homicides and willfull mur- therers” of themselves (1604: 50). The inclusion and prominence of such warnings in the various editions of official prayers for universal reading and repetition endow them with the quality of expressions of the official stand of the national Church.