Sunday, October 24, 2010

Growing Insensitive Towards Pain?

In his book on Dr. Paul Brand, the physician who did so much to advance the treatment of leprosy, Philip Yancey relates that Brand would regularly take baths in scalding water.

His purpose was to discover if there were any parts of his body where he might have lost feeling, which would be a sign that leprosy had attacked him.

Gordon MacDonald, A Resilient Life, Nelson Books: Nashville, 2004, 17.

Image: Dr. Paul Brand