Hughesair (Inflection Point)

Retired physician and air taxi operator, science writer and part time assistant professor, these editorials cover a wide range of topics. Mostly non political, mostly true, I write more from a lifetime of experience and from research, more science than convention. Subjects cover medicine, Alaska aviation, economics, technology and an occasional book review. Globalization or Democracy documents the historical roots of Oligarchy, the road to colonialism and tyranny

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Sunday, February 19, 2023

Francois Rabelais

 Yes, you are correct. Francois Rabelais was not only a writer and a humanist, but he was also a trained physician, and he was known for using humor as a tool to treat his patients. He believed that laughter and humor were essential for maintaining good health and that they could be used to alleviate physical and mental ailments.

In his medical writings, Rabelais often used bawdy and irreverent humor to convey his medical advice and observations, and he also incorporated his knowledge of classical literature and philosophy into his medical teachings. Rabelais believed in the importance of the study of the human body and its functions, and he made significant contributions to the field of medicine through his writing and practice.

Rabelais' approach to medicine was unique for his time, and he was considered one of the greatest physicians in history for his innovative and humanistic approach to treating illness.

From ChatGPT. Writes with good style


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