Posted BY: Paul Dowling

Hippocrates wrote, in Of the Epidemics, “The physician must…. have two special objects in view with regard to disease, namely, to do good or to do no harm.”  After all, the goal of medical care is to relieve pain and discomfort — to make life easier for the patient.  The Texas Medical Board, however, does not see it that way.  Because Dr. Eric Hensen of Palestine, Texas, did not universally force his ear-nose-and-throat patients to block their airways by masking, the TMB has suspended his medical license.  So, the medical tyranny of the TMB continues.  (Earlier this month, the TMB declared war on Dr. Mary Talley Bowden for prescribing Ivermectin off-label.)

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Dr. Hensen earned his medical degree at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. The good doctor then completed two residency programs: “one in general surgery at Ascension St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, and the other in ENT and oro-facial plastic surgery at the Tulsa Regional Medical Center in Oklahoma.”  Paul Davis, Hensen’s lawyer, defended Hensen, declaring, “This arbitrary ridiculous order by the Texas Medical Board required him to put masks on all his ears, nose and throat patients, who already have difficulty breathing.  So, bottom line, the Texas Medical Board is taking a doctor’s license in the state of Texas, shutting down his practice, because he refused to harm his patients.”  Hensen has said he will file suit.

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