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Dr. Kishore goes to be with the Lord

By Martin G. Selbrede
June 21, 2021

Dr. Punyamurtula S. Kishore, who was featured in Martin Selbrede’s series of eighteen articles (see sidebar) in Faith for All of Life and who is the subject of the upcoming film Hero in America (now completing post-production) has died as a result of COVID-19.

Born June 3, 1950, he died on June 20, 2021 at 6:15 PM EDT. He had been hospitalized since late April, 2021 and had been on a ventilator for most of that time.

His pioneering work in the reconstruction of addiction medicine is without peer. He leaves behind an extraordinary legacy, one all the more significant because of the vindictive statist hostility against which he faithfully and sacrificially labored for his patients’ sake.

As he enters into his rest, may the next generation of Christian physicians pick up his torch and run with it with as much boldness as Dr. Kishore always mustered.

Eighteen Part Seris on Dr. Kishore

  1. Massachusetts Protects Medical-Industrial Complex, Derails Pioneering Revolution in Addiction Medicine (1)
  2. Massachusetts Derails Revolution In Addiction Medicine While Drug Abuse Soars (2)
  3. The Pioneer Who Cut New Paths in Addiction Medicine Before Being Cut Down (3)
  4. The Addiction Crisis Worsens After Massachusetts Pulls Plug on Dr. Kishore’s Sobriety-Based Solution (4)
  5. Why Did They Do It? Christian Physician with a 37% Success Rate for Recovering Addicts Gets Shut Down by the State (5)
  6. Martha Coakley and Her Tree of Hate (6)
  7. Keeping Big Pharma in Seventh Heaven is Keeping Addicts in Hell (7)
  8. Massachusetts Completes Its Takedown of Addiction Pioneer Dr. Punyamurtula S. Kishore (8)
  9. A Brief Update on Dr. Punyamurtula S. Kishore (9)
  10. Dr. Kishore Encounters the Dedication of the State (10)
  11. Puncturing the Boundary Between Medicine and Politics: How the State Condemns Addicts to Disaster (11)
  12. Biblical Faith, Medicine, and the State: Repairing the Breach During the Spreading Epidemic (12)
  13. Physician Rising: What It Takes to Get Up Again After Being Smashed Underfoot (13)
  14. How to Bury the Best Addiction Program Ever (14)
  15. Dr. Punyamurtula Kishore in the Eye of the Storm (15)
  16. Dr. Kishore Breaks the Back of Fake News Addiction (16)
  17. The Lethally Deep Roots of Politicized Medicine (17)
  18. The Addiction Treatment That Refuses to Die (18)

Martin G. Selbrede

Martin is the senior researcher for Chalcedon’s ongoing work of Christian scholarship, along with being the senior editor for Chalcedon’s magazine, Faith for All of Life. He is considered a foremost expert in the thinking of R.J. Rushdoony. A sought-after speaker, Martin travels extensively and lectures on behalf of Christian Reconstruction and the Chalcedon Foundation. He is also an accomplished musician and composer.

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