return a st bject.
In Deuternmy, the Trah says “Behd I have taughtyu.”
Frm this verse, the Tamud
teaches that just as
taught us Trah fr free, we must teach thers frfree. By the same tken, physicians shud cure the sick free f charge as we since in ding s they are perfrming a
and ‘teaching’ their patients hw t take caref their bdies. erefre, it may nt be permissibe fra dctr t receive cmpensatin fr dispensing medicacare. Indeed, the Shuchan Aruch,
as we as the
rues that a dctr may nt acceptcmpensatin fr his medica knwedge. Nevertheess, heis entited t payment fr his time and/r ert.
, thugh, in that same piece pines that in theevent that a patient prmises an excessive sum f mney t a dctr, he must pay it in fu since after a he has purchasedthe physician’s invauabe medica knwedge. Hw canthe
write this cnsidering that he cntends that a physician is sey wed mney fr his st time and trubesince his knwedge cannt be charged fr? In erts tresve this apparent cntradictin, Chayim David Haevi
4:45 Fr further study f tpics in ensuing discussin pease see: A) Rsner,Fred. “Physicians’ Fees.”
Biomedical Ethics and Jewish Law
. Hbken, NJ:KTAV Pub. Huse, 2001. B) Saamn, Nam. “Cncierge Medicine andHaacha.”
Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society
. Vume 58 Fa 2008.6 Deuternmy 4:57
336:29 C.D. Chave, Kitve Rabbenu Mshe ben Nahman (Jerusaem: MssadHaRav Kk, 1964), 44-45.10 C.D. Haevi, “
Tashlum Sekhar Harofe’ Behalakhah
ed. Y. Rafae (Jerusaem: Mssad HaRav Kk, 1976), 29-37.