6 responses to Raised Amish, headed to Med school
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    Comment on Raised Amish, headed to Med school (January 15th, 2008 at 06:25)

    Very interesting article, Erik…

    Did you see my comment in the New Years review? Please e-mail me when you have a moment. Thanks!


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    Dave Carrig
    Comment on Raised Amish, headed to Med school (January 15th, 2008 at 12:22)

    I wonder – If this guy wasn’t baptised, went off to college, and came back to the community and then was baptised – if he would still be allowed to practice medicine.

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    Comment on Raised Amish, headed to Med school (January 15th, 2008 at 16:35)

    How awesome that he wants to come back and help the amish coimmunity but I too wonder if he could ever be baptised into the amish community.

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    Jeff Heilman
    Comment on Raised Amish, headed to Med school (January 18th, 2008 at 20:01)

    I must admit I was a bit taken aback by: the home-grown Amish chiropractor… phraseology. I myself am a chiropractor and some of my most consciencious patients are Amish. They can think outside the box, because they live outside the box. They do not cowtow to the “modern medical” as the one and only source of truth about life and health. Also… I use recently developed scientific methods, as let us hope do all of the medical doctors treating the Amish. I see no need to characterize chiropractic as home-grown when it is a licensed profession just as is the medical doctor or the physical therapist.

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    Comment on Raised Amish, headed to Med school (January 19th, 2008 at 03:29)

    Michelle and Dave, you both raise an interesting question. I do not know. I am curious myself. I will try to remember to ask when I’m in Lancaster next month.

    Matthew, sounds great, I just wrote you on that entry that I did not get an email address from you, I don’t think it shows it, but I’m ewesner@gmail.com

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    Comment on Amish chiropractors formal training (January 19th, 2008 at 02:32)

    Amish chiropractors formal training

    Hi Jeff, thanks for reading, I think I might not have been as clear as I could have been and the meaning might have been mistaken here, the ‘home-grown’ phrase was not by any means referring to your profession or intended to disparage your profession, which I respect.

    It was simply meant to reflect the fact that the Amish might have someone that to some degree practices the chiropractic trade among them, that is of their own, ie ‘home-grown’, meaning specifically an Amish person, rather than someone from the outside.

    I assume the one or two Amish ‘chiropractors’ I’ve come across, and I use that term loosely, (as I do not know offhand to what degree they were trained) had some sort of formal training, though I don’t know if they would have been licensed by an official board.

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