Tag Archives: Latter-day Saints

The Operating Room and the Temple

The temple is like the operating room; it has a special purpose, and special preparation is required to enter it. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD On the first day of my medical school surgery rotation I set foot inside of … Continue reading

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Depositions and Testimonials

I tried it, and it worked for me by Alan B. Sanderson, MD This week I had to testify in a court case, and it got me thinking about the various uses and forms of the word “testimony.” Legal Testimony … Continue reading

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Is There Something Wrong?

A story of love, service, and mental illness by Alan B. Sanderson, MD My family moved a lot when I was a kid, but the hardest move for me was the one before my senior year of high school. I … Continue reading

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Rebranding Latter-day Doctor

This website is not about me or for me; it is for and about the Lord. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD For the past four years this blog has been known as “MormonDoctor.com,” but it is time to move on … Continue reading

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Evidence-Based Medicine, Evidence-Based Religion

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is an evidence-based religion by Alan B. Sanderson, MD George Washington died in 1799 of an upper respiratory infection, which he most probably would have survived if not for three doctors sending … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Hands: The Story of a Frontier Midwife

Grandma’s hands show us our potential to become better than we are, and give us inspiration to rise to that potential. by Alan Sanderson, MD This week we celebrate Pioneer Day in Utah, commemorating the entry of the first wagon … Continue reading

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What is Pain?

The emotion of guilt is very similar to the sensation of physical pain, and serves a similar purpose. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Pain is a subject that pretty much everyone has some experience with. We have been experiencing pain … Continue reading

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