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May 1937

Physician, Pastor and Patient; Problems in Pastoral Medicine.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1937;17(5):954-955. doi:10.1001/archopht.1937.00850050202023

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Abstract

Jacoby, long a successful practitioner and teacher of neurology, has previously written two books for nonprofessional readers—"Child Training as an Exact Science," treating of the relationship between the physician and the teacher, and "The Unsound Mind and the Law," on the relationship between the physician and the jurist.

In the present volume his purpose is to discuss without bias the relations between medicine and religion—the physician and the clergyman. He believes that the antagonism between the two has been overemphasized for centuries and that the real conflict has been between the narrow-minded and dogmatic of either profession, whereas the liberalminded of each now agree on many points and are cooperating to bring about better health—physical, mental and moral.

The first sections of the book, on the physician's calling and on religion and the patient, comprising 180 pages, are devoted to a historical resume of the development of

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