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Book Review: Mike Aquilina’s “The Healing Imperative”

“Mike Aquilina is one of the most prolific Catholic authors today, having churned out over fifty books as well as numerous essays and articles. The title of his latest book is The Healing Imperative: The Early Church and the Invention of Medicine as We Know It (Steubenville, OH: Emmaus Road Publishing, $18.95).

In this slim volume, Aquilina takes us back to the state of medicine before the rise of Christianity to show us not only how Christ transformed the healing professions but also how Christian charity gave rise to hospitals and medical science”.