Book:INSIGHT on the Scriptures (WTB&TS)
Volume 1, page 632/633
Subject: DISEASES and TREATMENT
Subheading: Accuracy of Scriptural Concepts.
Setting: The Society is trying to say that the writings of Moses, a thousand years earlier than Hippocrates, the Greek "Father of Medicine", were vastly superior in descriptions of diseases and treatments. To support their view they use these words:
"YET, SIGNIFICANTLY, IT HAS BEEN SAID:"
At which point they quote somebody named Dr. H.O. Philips, in a letter to the AMA [American Medical Association]
"The best informed medical researchers now doing the best work are arriving at the conclusion that the Bible is a very accurate scientific book."
Is this Doctor a shill for the WT Society?
He goes on to say in his letter quoted by the Insight book:
"The facts of life, diagnosis, treatment, and preventive medicine as given in the Bible are far more advanced and reliable than the theories of Hippocrates, many still unproven, and some found to be grossly innaccurate".
I smell a rat.
1.How did the writer of the INSIGHT article become privvy to a letter by this doctor to the AMA?
2.What is the nature of this Doctor's doctorate?
3.Who in their right mind (or left brain) would try to prove such a ludicrous assertion but the WT writers?
The Insight book is filled with carefully contrived quotes and attributions that smell. I suspect this is bogus too. How could I verify/falsify it?