The Search for Spiritually Centered Medicine,
by Ted Pelonis; photos by Ron
Magazine 10(1), Fall 2001: 8-15.
Should the miracles of spiritual healing be accepted as the newest medical
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Coincidence or divine
A mind steeped in the Western tradition of
medicine might question Callender's assessment, seeing coincidence
rather than spiritual intervention. Martin Jones, M.D., a psychiatrist
at St. Elizabeth's Hospital and graduate of Howard University's College
of Medicine, would disagree. Jones sees miracles in things unnoticed,
such as the neuromuscular functions in walking and our ability to sleep.
He compared what happened to the young man with the "golden hour," a
term trauma physicians use to describe the period when the body works
without the patient's awareness to heal itself just after absorbing a
bullet or stab wound. To Jones, spirituality takes over when medicine
reaches its limits and physicians reach the ends of their understanding.
Martin Jones, M.D.
Related article: A Question of Ethics, by H. Patrick Swygert. Howard
Magazine 10(1), Fall 2001.
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