Medicine: Prayer of Maimonides

Beautiful is the "Prayer of Maimonides," 12th Century Jewish physician-philosopher-teacher: "0 God, Thou hast formed the body of man with infinite goodness; thou hast united in him innumerable forces incessantly at work like so many instruments, so as to preserve in its entirety this beautiful house containing his immortal soul, and these forces act with all the order, concord and harmony imaginable. . . . 0, God, Thou hast appointed me to watch o'er the life and death of Thy creatures; here am I, ready for my vocation." Medical students study this prayer,...

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