"In medieval Baghdad,
the “license” to practice medicine
was given as permission
to practice in the marketplace.
Examination was held -
not written examination -
but interview, assessment,
and direct observation of practice.
One of the rules was that
an individual would be disqualified
from the practice of medicine
if they were observed to:
'use a strong herb
when a mild herb would suffice,
use an herb
when a food would suffice, or
use a food
when simple advice
about lifestyle would suffice.'"
Plant Healer Magazine, Volume I, Issue I, North American Herbalism:
Profession, Occupation, Community,
Some thoughts on standards
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