Tag Archives: Ethics

Religio Medici

Stefan K. G. Grebe Rochester, Minnesota, USA (Fall 2017) Religio Medici Mama, take this badge off of me / I can’t use it anymore. / It’s gettin’ dark, too dark to see/ I feel I’m knockin’ on heaven’s door  “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” Bob Dylan   The main foyer of the Gonda building, Mayo Clinic by Stefan Grebe […]

George Orwell and the ethics of dealing in or dealing with cigarettes

Lynn T. Kozlowski Buffalo, NY (Fall 2017) Early in World War II, George Orwell wrote the essay “England, my England,” commenting that as he was writing “highly civilized human beings” were flying overhead trying to kill him: They do not feel any enmity against me as an individual, nor I against them. They are ‘only […]

A student’s call for mentorship

Stephanie L. Grach  University of Chicago, Illinois, United States (Summer 2012)   The Hippocratic Oath is surprisingly short in length given its indisputable importance to the medical community over the past 2,000 years. Its rules—such as “I will use my power to help the sick to the best of my ability and judgment” and “I […]