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A regionally popular term for a physician or researcher who is regarded by his peers as the ultimate expert—the ‘pope’—on a particular subject


Academia A popular term for a physician or researcher regarded by his peers as the ultimate expert–the 'pope' in a particular subject. See Name.

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Q. Dear Doctors,I had cyst in my left ovary and poped it off,after that I have a small pain every day. in HSG everything was OK.my Pop smir is ok and in histroscopy every thing was ok. would you please ask me why I have this pain?

A. as Ann already mentioned - this is a good place to get good advises, not diagnosis... my advise to you is to ask the gyno how long there should be pain after the surgery. i'm sure it take couple of days minimum but i would ask him about it. if there's something wrong he'll know what to do.
sorry i can't help more...

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To the informal position of dictator of English letters which had been held successively by Dryden, Addison, and Pope, succeeded in the third quarter of the eighteenth century a man very different from any of them, one of the most forcefully individual of all authors, Samuel Johnson.
Sir Robert Walpole, ruling the country with unscrupulous absolutism, had now put an end to the employment of literary men in public life, and though Johnson's poem 'London,' a satire on the city written in imitation of the Roman poet Juvenal and published in 1738, attracted much attention, he could do no better for a time than to become one of that undistinguished herd of hand-to-mouth and nearly starving Grub Street writers whom Pope was so contemptuously abusing and who chiefly depended on the despotic patronage of magazine publishers.
Despite the numerous papal documents issued on the value of Gregorian chant, such traditional music is all too often dismissed as merely the private opinion of a few popes.
Anti-Papal Prejudice is a fascinating historical survey with informative chapters devoted to "Bad Popes"; "The Campaign Against Pius IX"; "Some Other Modern Slanders and Slanderers"; "The Pope Who was a Freemason"; Why Pope Clement XII Condemned Freemasonry"; "On Some Medieval Fables"; "Hildebrand and Matilda of Tuscany"; "Papal Forgeries"; "The Forgeries of Cardinal Vaughan"; "The Popes and the Bible"; "The Extermination of Heretics"; "Groveling to the Pope"; "Papal Rapacity and the Ecclesia Anglicana"; "The Popes in Protestant Tradition"; "Darkening the Shadows"; and "What Prejudice Ignores".
His death this past April - only two other popes had served longer- was greeted with a global outpouring of devotion and grief.
With the work of Kantorowicz and Giesey as reference point and methodological model, Paravicini-Baglioni analyzes theory; visual imagery, ceremony and ritual to follow the interplay between the symbolic figure of the pope as vicar of Christ, whose early death served an edifying purpose, and popes in the flesh who, like most humans, preferred to postpone their demise as long as possible.
In 1869 he convened a church council that, while condemning materialism and atheism, also approved the doctrine of papal infallibility, the belief that the popes speak without error on theological matters.
Let me state firstly that when we make this distinction, the term 'members of the church' does not refer to a particular category of church members, but can include according to the circumstances popes, cardinals, bishops, priests, and the laity.
LOS ANGELES -- A three-city '05 -'06 exhibition of Saint Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes, one of the world's largest collection of Vatican art, documents and historical objects to tour North America, is scheduled for public viewing in Montreal, San Antonio and Milwaukee.
Fortunately, the decision of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger to choose the name Benedict gave both Catholics and non-Catholics the opportunity to rediscover Benedict XV, who is no doubt one of the most underrated and underappreciated popes in recent centuries.
Peter's Basilica along with many, many other dead popes.
But even these bad popes, even these popes who were robust sinners and debauched personalities, according to the faith, were not capable of teaching doctrinal error and were in the chair of Peter because of divine intentions.