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Mr John Hood, writing for the John Locke Society, is too big for his breeches.

I would not tell a lawyer, or an accountant what is ethical in his profession, and it is presumptuous of a lawyer to dictate to doctors. Ethics is too serious a matter to leave to the lawyers. The legislature’s intent might sound noble, but its effect is just the opposite—it perverts medicine’s most cherished rule—PRIMAM NON NOCERE — first do no harm.

Glen Larkin, a retired doctor from Charlotte offers this advice in response to John Hood's opinion piece about the death penalty moratorium published in the Lincoln Tribune. Read Dr. Larkin's comments in their entirety on the Texas Death Penalty Blog. 

3 Comments


  1. anglico

    October 29, 2007 at 10:34 am

    You could write this headline every weekday of every year (except Fridays, when Mr. Hood uses a stunt-double). But I suspect that John will not be impressed by medicine’s most cherished rule. You see, rules are for patsies and should be replaced by the principles of free-market. Namely, if something can be bought and sold, it should be. Even doctors.

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  3. Hugh Beaumont

    October 29, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    Mr Hood’s omparison of the death penalty to a war time battlefield is one of the more absurd defenses of the death penalty I’ve read. Maybe he’ll update his biography to highlight his battlefield experience to help us understand the analogy. http://www.johnlocke.org/about/display_bio.html?id=1

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