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Media Medic Medicago Medical Medication Medicina Medicine Medieval Meditate Meditation Meditrina Medium Medulla
Engraved before 1811 from an original in the then Museum Pio Clemens in Rome (Click for details)
Esculapius (Medicine) between Mercury (Merchants) and the Graces (Medicine, Hygiene and Panacea)
Esculapius dealt with Patients - Merchants make deals with Clients


~ MEDIA  id+ | MIDDLE  CORE or MIDST | from
^u       lat MEDIUS = MIDDLE or INTERMEDIATE
     lit+ "MEDIA" IN MODERN TERMS implies
          "INTERMEDIARY" as per
     COMMUNICATION VEHICLE
     note MEDIA points to MEASURE as in CONTENT or
          MILIEU or CULTURE
     ply> | JOURNALISM BECAME "MEDIA" AFTER
            NEWS BECAME A BUSINESS MEDIUM |
     for complementary ideas  see> MIND
     ply> | THE ROMAN CIRCUS DESTROYED
            THE ROMAN EMPIRE
            THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY in the USA
            MAY BE DESTROYING
            THE PUBLIC AND
            THE REPUBLIC |
     MEDIUM implies BETWEEN TWO SIZES or MEASURES or
     MIDDLE in lat MEDIANUS as in eng MEDIAN
     also IN BETWEEN as in MEDIEVAL
     note in modern terms
          MEDIA denotes COMMUNICATION BUSINESS
     lit+ " THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE " arose from
            title of the first chapter of
     " UNDERSTANDING MEDIA " by
     Marshall H MCLUHAN [#]
     it underscores the importance of PACKAGING
     as if CONTENT IS SECONDARY TO THE EXTERNAL
     or SUPERFICIAL or SURFACE which ATTRACTS ATTENTION
     such emphasis reflects BUSINESS VALUES or
     ADVERTISING as in                   sug> VERSION
     PROMOTION or                        sug> EMOTION
     PROPAGANDA                          sug> PROPAGATE
     {ed the descent to the LOWEST or COMMONEST}
     ply> "THE MEDIA" benefits whenever
          "CONSUMERS" who can be REDUCED to
          "MENTAL CHILDHOOD" thus be
     inDUCED into STUPIDITY or STUPOR or become
     inDUCTED or  TEMPTABLE or
     PRONE to be    inCLINED or
     less likely to deCLINE advances by
     PROPAGANDA or ADS seeking to
     eFFECTIVELY aFFECTing the public AFFECT by
     directly inFECTIng their comMAND or deMANDs
     see> MURDOCH for CONTROL OF MEDIA and
     see> IDEOLOGY
     ply> | MEDIA MEDIATE ADVERTISEMENTS TO
            METER AND METE PROPAGANDA VERSIONS
     AMID THE MEAN NON MEDITATING PROPAGATING
     POPULATION STRESSING IMMATURE IMMEDIACY
     MESSAGES VIA MEDIOCRITY MEDIUMS |
     sug> MEDIATIVE  IMMEDIAL  IMMEDIATE
          MEDIOCRE  MEAN  MEDIAEVAL  MEDIEVAL
     MEDITERRANEAN  MID  AMID  AMIDST  MIDDAY
     MIDLAND  MIDNIGHT  MIDWIFE  MIDDLEMAN  MESIAL
     MESON  MESOPOTAMIA  IMMEDIATE  REMEDIAL  REMEDY
     IRREMEDIABLE  MEDIAL  MEDICATE  MEDICAL  MEDICINE
         MEDICINAL  MIDDLING  METE  MEDITATIVE  and
~ MEDIC  id+ | MEDIATOR |  see> MEDICINE
         implies  WHO MEDIATES
                      MEASURES THERAPY
     ply> | DO NOT LET A MEDIC MEDDLE |
     lat MEDICINA = HEALING ART AND SCIENCE
         MEDERE     TO MEND  TO CARE or CURE
         MEDICARE   HEALING
     sp  MEDIR      MEASURE
         MEDICO     MEDIC
             CURA   CURE or PRIEST  sug> CURATOR
     lat SINE CURE  or
     eng SINECURE   from
     lat SINE       for WITHOUT IS NOT
                    INCURABLE since it denotes
     hx> PRIESTS WHO DID NOT CARE FOR SOULS or
         WERE GRANTED PRIVILEGES FOR POLITICAL REASONS
            or A WAY TO GET RID OF THEM
~ MEDICAGO  biol> GENUS OF OLD WORLD HERBS
                  family LEGUMINOSAE often with
            TRIFOLATE or CLOVE or CLOVER LEAF
            as has see> ALFALFA   see> OATS
~ MEDICAL ETHICS id+ | PRIMUM NON NOCERE |
                 "FIRST DO NO HARM "
     THE MEDICAL IDEAL SUSTAINS THAT
     A CLINICIAN HAS A FIDUCIARY DUTY
     TO HIS PATIENT IN THIS SENSE THAT
     A PHYSICIAN IS NOT IN BUSSINESS
     BECAUSE THE "CAVEAT EMPTOR" or
     "CONSUMER BE AWARE" PRINCIPLE WHICH IS
     CONTRARY TO "MEDICAL ETHICS" UPHOLDING
     THAT PATIENTS INTERESTS ARE PRIMARY thus
     A PHYSICIAN ACCEPTS THE TRUST OF A PATIENT
     THUS HE PROFESSES or represents a
             PROFESSION thus he upholds an
     ETHICAL STANDARD as per
     THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH
     " I SWEAR BY APOLLO THE PHYSICIAN
       BY AESCULAPIUS HYGEIA AND PANACEA ...
       I WILL PRESCRIBE REGIMEN FOR THE GOOD ...
       NEVER TO HARM TO ANYONE ...
       NOR GIVE ADVICE WHICH MAY CAUSE DEATH ...
       I WILL KEEP SECRET AND NEVER REVEAL ... "
              see> HIPPOCRATES
       perhaps in the USA MODERN MEDICINE
       IS CEASING TO BE A PROFESSION AND IS
       BECOMING A TRADE       sug> COMMERCE
               RULED BY A NEW ETHICS
               see> BIOETHICS
~ MEDICATION   id+ | NOT ALL REMEDIES ARE DRUGS |
               see> THERAPEUTIC
~ MEDICINA     or
               ukr MEDYCZYNA = MEDICINE
                      CHYNA   AGENT
~ MEDICINA CHIRURGICA  lat for see> SURGERY
                               see> CHEIRO
~ MEDICINE             id+ | MEDITATED
                             MEASURED
                             MODULATED
                             MEDIATION and
                             REMEDIATION |
     med> lat MEDICUS implies
          PHYSICIAN as who is a     sug> DOCTRINE
          MEASURER                  sug> MODERATE
          MEDITATE  MUSE            sug> AMUSE
     sp   MEDICO    PHYSICIAN       sug> MEDICATE
          MEDIR     TO MEASURE      sug> TEMPER
     lat  META      TURNING or      sug> CRITIC
                    BEYOND A POINT  sug> DILEMMA
     sp   META      GOAL            sug> METAMORPHOSE
     lit+ " THE DESIRE TO TAKE MEDICINE
            IS PERHAPS ONE OF THE
     MAJOR DISTINGUISHING HUMAN TRAITS
     LACKING IN OTHER ANIMALS "
     attr to William OSLER [#]
     myth> APOLLO         see> APOLLO
           also known as " THE HEALER "
     the ancients also point out that
     MEDICINE MAY PERHAPS CURE ALL EXCEPT
     "LOVE SICKNESS"            see> LOVE
     and that LOVE and LIVE     see> LIFE
     are INTERTWINED
     lit+ " THE ART OF MEDICINE
            I (Apollo) GAVE THE WORLD ...
            ALAS ...
            LOVE NO VERB CAN CURE "
     in Metamorphoses [13] 4;533 by OVID [#]
     see> LAUREL  LAUREATE
     med> MEDICINE RELIES ON ARTS AND SCIENCES
          AND CAN NOT BE RESTRICTED nor
          LIMITED BY THE DOMAIN OF SCIENCES
     consider MEDITRINA  REMEDY  REMEDIAL  IRREMEDIABLE
              MEDIATE  MEDICATE
     note MEDICAL POLARIZAION
          OFTEN STEMS FROM
     "PURE" "BASIC" "HEALTH" "SCIENTISTS"
      WHO OFTEN ARE PRONE TO ACT AS ZEALOTS
     hx> THE HISTORY OF WESTERN EUROPEAN MEDICINE
         IS INTERTWINED WITH THE HISTORY OF
     HUMANISM                    sug> HUMAN
     and therefore with the history of the
     DARK AGES or MEDIEVAL times and
     the RENAISSANCE
     THE INVASION AND DESTRUCTION OF THE
     ROMAN CIVILIZATION BY VARIOUS TRIBES
     note how THE GAUL AND CELTIC PEOPLE
              CONTRIBUTED THEIR PENCHANT FOR
     HYPERBOLIC LYRICAL ROMANTIC NOTIONS AND
     MYSTICAL SENSUALITY WHILE THE
     TEUTONS CULTIVATED THEIR LOVE OF WAR AND
     BRAVERY AND THIRST FOR CONQUEST
     THE CRUSADES STIMULATED THE FORMATION OF
     MILITARY AND MONASTIC ORDERS as illustrated by
     THE HOSPITALIERS WHO PROTECTED
     MONASTERIES WHICH ALSO SERVED AS HOSPITALS
     note Benito de NURSIA later SAN BENITO [#]
          FOUNDED IN THE VI century
     THE BENEDICTINE ORDER
     ONE OF THEIR MANY FAMOUS MONASTERIES WAS
     MONTECASSINO DESTROYED BY THE ALLIES DURING
     WORLD WAR II
     MONTECASSINO SERVED AS A SEMINAL STARTING
     POINT FOR THE DISSEMINATION OF MEDICINE
     EMERGING AWAY FROM THE DARK AGES THAT
     FOLLOWED THE FALL OF ROME
     EARLY PHYSICIANS IN ITALY WERE
     PRIESTS OR MONKS
     BY THE XIIc THE ROMAN CHURCH STARTED
     CURTAILING MONASTIC MEDICINE
     HOWEVER WITH THE EMERGENCE OF CITY STATES SUCH AS
     FLORENCE VENICE AND GENOA
     MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS FOSTERED MEDICAL SERVICES
     IN 1204 A HOSPITAL SPIRITUS SANCTUS OPENED IN
     ROME AND SHORTLY AFTER VERY NEAR THE
     NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL OF PARIS AROSE THE HOSPITAL
     HOTEL DIEU WHICH STILL STANDS AS DOES THE
     ST BARTHOLOMEW HOSPITAL OF LONDON THAT ALSO OPENED
     IN THAT PERIOD
     note that THE EASTERN ROMAN EMPIRE or BYZANTIUM
     ESCAPED THE DARK AGES
     BYZANTIUM SPREAD ITS INFLUENCE ON
     SOUTHERN ITALY AND SICILY
     note SALERNO LOCATED SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF
          NAPLES IS PROBABLY THE FIRST SECULAR
     MEDICAL UNIVERSITY ESTABLISHED IN WHAT
     IS REFERRED TODAY AS WESTERN EUROPE
     WHEN THE REGION WAS CONQUERED BY NORMANS
     GERMANS LOMBARDS SPANIARDS
     IT WAS NATURAL FOR THE MEDICAL SCHOOL or
     COLLEGIUM HIPPOCRATICUM TO AMALGAMATE
     GREEK WITH LATIN  ARAB AND HEBREW AND
     SPREAD MEDICAL TRADITIONS ACROSS EUROPE
     note SALERNO BECAME KNOWN AS
          CIVITAS HIPPOCRATICA AND AMONG THE
     PROFESSORS WAS A WOMAN CALLED TROTULA [#]
     WHO WROTE ABOUT SKIN DISORDERS  sug> DERMATOLOGY
     AND DISORDERS OF WOMEN          sug> GYNECOLOGY
     note in 1231 EMPEROR FREDERICO II or FREDERIC II
          became THE MECENAS or PATRON OF THE
     SALERNO UNIVERSITY
     THE LEADING PUBLICATION WAS
     "REGIMEN SANITATIS SALEMITANUM"
     PROBABLY WRITTEN BY THE SPANIARD
     Arnaldo de VILLANOVA [#]
     A MANUAL OF HYGIENE DEALING WITH
     DIET  SLEEP  AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
     note HUNDREDS OF OTHER PUBLICATIONS
          INTRODUCED WORKS FROM
     SOURCES IN ARABIC THAT RESURRECTED
     THE IMPORTANT VIEWS BY PRODIGIES SUCH AS
     HIPPOCRATES the father of MEDICINE
     GALEN
     ISAAC JUDAEUS
     HALY ABBAS
     by the XIVc THE UNIVERSITY IN BOLOGNA
     GAINED PROMINENCE WHERE THE DOMINICAN
     Theodoric de LUCCA [#] 1205-1298 SUSTAINED
     ON THE BASIS OF HIS EXPERIENCES WITH THE CRUSADES
     THE IMPORTANCE OF CLEANSING WOUNDS AND THAT
     PURULENCE OR PUS WERE NOT HEALING AGENTS
     note Giuglemi SALICETI [#] 1219-1277
          ANOTHER PROMINENT SURGEON FROM BOLOGNA
     DECRIED CAUTERY AND FAVORED THE
     BISTURI from the ARAB for
     SCALPEL or SURGICAL KNIFE
     also apparently he was among the first to
     SUTURE PERIPHERAL NERVES
     note Tadeo ALDEROTI [#] 1223-1303 who published
          MEDICAL HISTORIES he called
     CONSILIA and today could be called
     sug> NOSOLOGY or CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES
     note Mondino de LUZZI [#] 1270-1326 reputed to be
          THE FIRST HUMAN ANATOMIST who published
     "ANATOMIA" based on his
     SYSTEMATIC DISSECTION OF HUMAN BODIES
     note POPE BONIFACE VIII SOON FORBID
          "THE ABUSE OF THE CADAVERS"
     PARTICULARLY THOSE OF CRUSADERS
     note ANOTHER EARLY MEDICAL SCHOOL AROSE IN
          MONTPELLIER FRANCE WHERE
     Arnaldo de VILANOVA [#] 1240-1313 SUSTAINED
     THAT MEDICINE MUST BENEFIT FROM EXPERIMENTATION
     note Raimundo LULIO [#] 1235-1315
          A MISSIONARY MONK
     APPARENTLY HE INTRODUCED READING GLASSES AND
     WROTE MANY MANUALS AND CONDUCTED EXPEDITIONS
     HE WAS STONED WHILE IN TUNISIA
     note Guy de CHAULIAC [#] 1300-1370
          CONSIDERED TO BE A PIONEER IN
     SURGERY PARTICULARLY IN THE
     USE OF TRACTION TO REDUCE FRACTURES
     HE OPERATED CATARACTS AND SURGICALLY
     DRAINED ABSCESSES TO RELEASE THE
     "MATERIA PECCANS" or SINFUL or ROTTED MATTER
     note HOW NEARLY CONCURRENTLY THE MEDICAL SCHOOL
          IN PARIS WAS ALSO FLOURISHING
     Albert MAGNO [#] 1193-1280 also called
     DOCTOR UNIVERSALIS WAS SANCTIFIED IN 1622 and
     CANONIZED IN 1931 FOR HIS ENORMOUS WORK IN
     BIOLOGY MEDICINE AND THEOLOGY
     AMONG HIS FAMOUS STUDENTS WAS A PHYSICIAN
     note PETRUS HISPANUS [#] who became
          POPE JOHN XXI [#]
     THE ONLY POPE PHYSICIAN
     note ANOTHER FAMOUS STUDENT who was a DOMINICAN
          Rogerio or Roger BACON [#] 1214-1294
          from OXFORD
     note OXFORD became a CENTER OF LEARNING
          in the IXc AND STARTED TO FLOURISH
     in the XIIIc where the BACON or
     DOCTOR MIRABILIS REPUDIATED SUPERSTITION AND
     SUSTAINED THAT TRUTH COULD ONLY BE REACHED
     BY STUDY AND EXPERIMENT
     note PADUA SOON BECAME THE PREMIER
          CENTER OF LEARNING AS ILLUSTRATED BY
     note Petrus APONENSIS or
          PIETRO D'ABANO [#] 1250-1316
     WHO AS AN EXPERT IN AVERROES and AVICENA
     RECONCILED PRINCIPLES FROM ARAB MEDICINE WITH
     EUROPEAN TRADITIONS
     THE COURAGE OF ABANO
     IT CAN BE SAID
     ESTABLISHED THE REPUTATION OF PADUA
     WHICH SERVED AS AN IMPORTANT BRIDGE
     LINKING ROMAN MEDICINE WITH
     THE IMPENDING RENAISSANCE AND
     note MEMORABLE EFFORTS BY THE HUMANISTS
          Niccolo da LONIGO [#] 1428-1524 who
     STRIVED TO CORRECT HIPPOCRATIC AND
     GALENIC ERRORS INCLUDED in the
     HISTORIA NATURALIS by PLINY [#] THE ELDER
     note Jeronimo CARDAN [#] 1501-1576 WHO WROTE
          DE VITA PROPIA and exposed prevalent modes of
     MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
     note Thomas LINACRE [#] 1461-1524
          WHO SPREAD THE RENAISSANCE TO ENGLAND thus to
     OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE AND FOUNDED
     THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF LONDON
     note Francois FERNEL [#] 1497-1558 OPPOSED
          BLINDING MEDICAL GALENIC TRADITIONS AND
     WROTE UNIVERSA MEDICINA THAT BECAME
     A STANDARD MEDICAL REFERENCE FOR A CENTURY
     WHERE HE SUSTAINED THE VIEW THAT DISEASES ORIGINATE
     WITHIN THE ORGANISM AND WERE NOT THE RESULT OF
     FLUX or MORBID FLUIDS
     note Gerolamo FRACASTORO [#] 1483-1553 [#] from VERONA
          member of the UNIVERSITY OF PADUA
     then the LEADING CENTER OF LEARNING IN THE WORLD
     was a  classmate of COPERNICUS and in 1536 he
     published the famous poem
     SIPHILIDIS SIRVE DE MORBO GALLICO after which
     SYPHILIS  or SIPHILIS or SIFILIS is named
     for more see> SYPHILIS
     in 1546 he also published
     DE CONTAGIONIBUS ET CONTAGIOSIS MORBIS where he
     DEFINED FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF "CONTAGION" or
     CONTAGIOUS INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND EPIDEMIOLOGY
     HE WAS THE FIRST TO SEPARATE BUBONIC FEVER from
     TYPHUS TIPHUS or TIFUS a term from
     lat TYPHOS for FEBRILE STUPOR from
     HE ALSO WAS THE FIRST WHO CONSIDERED
     TUBERCULOSIS TO BE AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE
     note Andres VESALIO [#] 1514-1564 was a
          native of BRUSELAS or BRUSSELS and
     studied medicine in PARIS and PADUA
     VESALIO dissected cadavers and
     revised notions of ANATOMY which he published in
     DE HUMANI CORPORIS FABRICA in which he corrected
     several hundred errors perpetuated by
     GALENIC traditions but the political climate
     in Italy was deteriorating and VESALIUS feared
     the reaction of the ROMAN CHURCH and left PADUA
     note William HARVEY [#]
          another distinguished student in PADUA
          he described the
     HUMAN CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
     note Philip or Felipe TEOFRASTO BOMBAST de HOHENHEIM
          being pompous he named himself
          PARACELSUS [#] to indicate
                         his superiority over
              CELSO  [#] the famous
     Roman medical aristocrat
     as PARACELSUS he sustained the idea
     that DISEASES were DYNAMIC ENTITIES WHICH
     EVOLVED IN TIME        sug> SYNDROME
     that DISEASES had SPECIFIC CAUSES and CURES
     he introduced the idea of
     MEDICAL ECOLOGY being the first to stress
     OCCUPATIONAL DISORDERS
     PARACELSUS pursued the study of
     DRUGS or PHARMACOLOGY starting by the study of
     the PURE and not the MIXTURES AND MULTIPLE
     MEDICATIONS IN VOGUE refed to as POLYPHARMACY
     PARACELSUS INVESTIGATED THE EFFECTS OF
     SULPHUR  COPPER  ANTIMONY  MERCURY  IRON
     lit+ maxim> "THE MOST PRECIOUS GIFT OF PHYSICIANS
                  IS THEIR ART TO CURE AND AFTER THAT
                  THE LOVE FOR OUR PATIENTS
                  HOPE BEING THE CLUE FOR BOTH"
     attr to PARACELSUS
     Johann WEYER [#] in 1563 WAS A PIONEER OF
     PSYCHIATRY and published
     DE PRAESTIGLIS DAEMONUM sustaining that
     WITCHES WERE NOTHING BY MENTALLY ILL WOMEN
     THIS WORK CONTRADICTED THE
     1498 MALEFIC PUBLICATION by the INQUISITION
     MALLEUS MALEFICARUM BASED UPON WHICH
     MANY MENTALLY ILL INDIVIDUALS
     WERE TORTURED AND DESTROYED IN THE NAME OF
     THE ROMAN CHRISTIAN CHURCH
     note that THE RULE OF DEMONOLOGY
          HAS DECREASED BUT TO SOME DEGREE
     IT PERSISTS TO THIS DAY
     sc> THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH or NIH
         IS ONE MECCA OF SCIENTIFIC MEDICINE  but
     CONGRESS RECENTLY MANDATED THE CREATION OF AN OFFICE
     OF "ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE"                sug> VOODOO
     "TO ENCOURAGE" PRACTITIONERS OF          sug> MAGIC
     "ALTERNATIVE" CURES known as "COMPLEMENTARY HEALERS"
     TO SUBMIT THEIR APPROACHES TO SCIENTIFIC SCRUTINY
     note A GROWING PROPORTION OF THE USA PUBLIC
          ESTIMATED AT 40%
     SEEK REMEDIES FROM"ALTERNATIVE" "PROVIDERS"
     sug>  MEET  MEETING  MEZZAN  MEZZANINE
           MEDITATE  MEDDLER  MEDULLA  MEDIOCRE
     sug> HOMEOPATHY  ACUPUNCTURE  HERBALISM  IRIDOLOLGY
          A TREND DENOTING A LOSS OF FAITH     sug> DOGMA
            IN COMMERCIALIZED MEDICINE         sug> VENAL
            cont> see> HIPPOCRATES
~ MEDIEVAL  MIDDLE AGES often considered a period of
            DECLINE as in DECADENCE  DEGENERATION  DECAY
     hx> SOME PROPOSE THAT THE CURRENT AGE IS A RETURN
         TO A NEW FORM OF MIDDLE AGE or MEDIEVAL DECADENCE
     as in "Il Medio Evo prossimo ventur" by Roberto
     VACCA [#] analyzed by Umberto ECO [#] in [94] pp 488
     from where some extracted parallels are given next
     lit+ {the symptoms of modern decadence are
          similar to those that afflicted Rome when it
     " ADOPTED ORIENTAL IMMIGRANTS AND RELIGIONS
     TOYING WITH MAGIC ...              sug> VOODOO
     NEW MODES OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOR ...   sug> GAY
     ABSORBED NEW RACIAL GROUPS ...     sug> ETHNIC
     {when it} DILUTED                  sug> DILUTION
     DIFFERENCES BETWEEN                sug> POPULAR
     SOCIAL ROLES ...                   sug> ORDINARY
     {when} THE GOVERNMENT              sug> ELITE
     WORSHIPPED THE CLASSICAL GODS      sug> BUSINESS
     {and} THE SOLDIERS                 sug> TROOP
     {worshipped} MITHRAS               sug> CONSERVATIVE
     {and the slaves} JESUS CHRIST ... "
     note ... perhaps MODERN BARBARIANS are akin to
                      MASSIVE MIGRATIONS FROM THE
     "THIRD WORLD"
     perhaps WHILE THE MIDDLE CLASS MAY APPEAR TO
             IMPERSONATE TRADITIONS
     IN FACT THEIR CULTURE IS CORRODED
     as shown by the EMBLEMS OF MIDDLE CLASS TEENS
     SLOPPY HAIR
     SWEAT SHIRTS
     ADOPTION OF RAP MUSIC
     USE OF SLANG
     HOODLUM BEHAVIOR and tendencies toward
     DESTRUCTIVE VIOLENCE
     note that ROMAN CITIES WERE "SAFE" in contrast to
               BEDLAM in MEDIEVAL CITIES
     THE "MEDIEVALIZATION" OF MODERN CITIES
     IS EVIDENT IN RAMPANT VANDALISM
     MINORITIES UNWILLING TO BE INTEGRATED
     CLANS OR GANG CLAIMING NEIGHBORHOODS
     as in MODERN "MEDIEVALISM"
     " MAN USED TO WANDER IN THE WOODS AT NIGHT
       SEEING THEM POPULATED BY EVIL SPIRITS ... "
     A CONDITION FOUND TODAY ...
     ONLY THE RECKLESS SET FOOT
     IN A CENTRAL PARK AFTER DARK
     NOMADISM HAS RETURNED AND
     IS POLITELY KNOWN AS
     "THE MOBILE SOCIETY"
     MODERN TOURISTS STIR MEMORIES OF BARBARIC CRUSADERS
     MYSTIC BANDS AND LUNATICS
     POPULATE OUR STREETS
     POLITICIANS FROM COMMUNISTS TO
     RELIGIOUS RADICALS
     UTTER NEW MONASTIC CALLS
     TO EMBRACE NEW CAUSES AND "TO SERVE THE PEOPLE"
     MANY SEARCH FOR NEW SACRED TEXTS AND RELIGIONS
     from CHE GUEVARA  MAO to DEVIL WORSHIPERS
     INFLAMED YOUTH NEGATE A COMMON DISCOURSE
     MODERN UNIVERSITIES ARE LIKE FORMER MONASTERIES
     INTELLECTS ARE ISOLATED  LOST  DEVALUED
     WALLED AWAY FROM THE INCREASINGLY BARBARIAN HORDES
     ART HAS DESCENDED TOWARD A BRICOLAGE
     THE CATHEDRAL IS REPLACED BY ADVERTISING POSTERS or
     THE TELEVISION or THE COMIC STRIP
     THERE IS A TOTAL LACK OF DISTINCTION BETWEEN
     "  ESTHETIC AND MECHANICAL OBJECTS ...  sug> ARTIST
        CRAFTSMANSHIP AND ARTISTRY ...       sug> ARTISAN
        BETWEEN A LUCKY FIND AND             sug> ARTIFACT
            A WORK OF ART ... "              sug> ARTISTIC
~ MEDITATE  TO ATTEND or PAY ATTENTION or THINK  REFLECT  PONDER
            as in " NOTE MENTALLY "
       from lat MEDITARE
       id+ FORMULATE NOTIONS or IDEAS
       id+ REFLECTION IS DONE " IN THE MIDDLE "  or
              INTERNALLY as in THE " MEDULLA " OF THE BRAIN
~ MEDITATION  id+ | THOUGHT |
~ MEDITRINA   myth> ROMAN GODDESS OF MEDICINE
~ MEDIUM      id+ | AVERAGE or IN THE MIDDLE | also
              id+ | MEAN MEDIOCRE AVERAGE or NORMAL |
       ply>   | THE NORM IS NORMAL MEDIOCRITY |
       biol>  CULTURE MEDIA ARE USED TO GROW
              BACTERIA CELLS AND OTHER ORGANISMS
              cont> see> MIDST
~ MEDULLA  med> CENTRAL CAVITY OF LONG BONES
            lat MEDIUS = MIDDLE or INTERNAL
  see> MEDIUM
  see> PEND   see> PENSION  see> PENSIVE
  see> THINK  see> THOUGHT  see> MIND
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