AAPS calls on Clinton Campaign to Clarify Position on 'Spirit Cooking' Practices

Monday, November 7, 2016 Lifestyle News J E 4

TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Among the most disturbing releases by Wikileaks are emails regarding the practice known as "Spirit Cooking" and its main practitioner Marina Abramovic, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS).

"The public health implications of this practice are disturbing, and Hillary Clinton, as an advocate for health, ought to address this issue," stated AAPS executive director Jane Orient, M.D.

Videotapes of performing artist Abramovic show her pouring a mixture of body fluids over objects or using it to print messages on the wall. The mixture is mainly blood (pigs' blood or menstrual blood), and may include semen, breast milk, and urine. One message said to stab a finger and "eat the pain." Abramovic displays her own scarred hands.

"Body fluids are an obvious public health hazard," Dr. Orient points out. "A blood-stained dressing in a physician's office needs to be disposed of as hazardous waste." Additionally, "self-cutting is pathological, and patients who do it are referred for psychiatric care."

The question arises because, according to Wikileaks, Abramovic asked Tony Podesta to invite his brother John, Hillary's campaign manager, to a Spirit Cooking dinner at her home, and John Podesta invited Marina to Hillary's campaign launch.

"Clinton and her campaign staff should clarify their position on this matter, which is provoking so much discussion on social media," Dr. Orient stated.

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is a national organization representing physicians in virtually all specialties and every state. Founded in 1943, AAPS has the motto "omnia pro aegroto," which means "all for the patient."

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SOURCE Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)



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