Western and alternative medicine originated from the same family with the main objective to save lives. Although there wasn’t any distinction between the ethics of medicine, that wasn’t the case for people.
And with the continuous improvement and development of both practices, the conflicts between them started to pile up until two completely different schools of thought were formed.
One side disliked the other for practicing ancient studies tied to superstition, and another side sneered at the other for causing harm to people through the use of chemicals.
Each side of the argument was reasonable, but none could really discredit the other.
Western medicine was slightly inferior in the realm of alternative medicine, and vice versa.
For Emmanuel Kozak, who had been exposed to Western medicine since young, he thought that he would just stay on the sidelines quietly and watch the show as the cheating fiasco unfolded. After all, he was in charge of the examination hall of Western medicine, and the happenings in alternative medicine had nothing to do with him.
That was true until he received a call asking him to completely crush Stefan in return for money, and the amount of money that was offered was so generous that it could allow him to live the next two decades without working.
Men died in the pursuit of wealth just as birds died for food; besides interest, the bigger motivation for Emmanuel to practice medicine was money. Hence, he decided to intervene.
“Sir, since you’ve already cheated, just admit it openly. It’s not uncommon for a young man like you to make mistakes, but it’s more important that you learn from your mistakes. If you confess now, the Association may consider the punishment for your actions in discretion. However, if you continue to be so stubborn, it won’t be as easy as a five-year ban.”
On the surface, it sounded as though he was persuading Stefan to confess, but in fact, he was hinting at the people in the alternative medicine examination to pass a severe punishment on Stefan in case he didn’t confess.
Sure enough, after Emmanuel’s words, Kevin chirped in agreement, “You’ve heard it yourself, Stefan. You better come clean now. Don’t think that our hands are bound just because you refuse to say anything and that we only have the examination as a test.”
At this point, he realized that his management was unwise, but since Stefan was just a con man, he had numerous ways to expose him for who he was.
Under gunfire from both sides, Stefan somehow felt that he was forced to admit that he had cheated.
“Mr. Roberts, why don’t we let Stefan redo the exam?”
Given the current situation, Roland decided to say something because he was worried that Stefan might succumb to their verbal pressure if he continued to keep his silence.
Despite that, Kevin shook his head at his suggestion. “Mr. Moore, we only have one set of the exam questions and Stefan had already taken the test. So, this suggestion is not feasible and we don’t have the time to come up with a new set of questions. Should we change the method of testing instead, Mr. Moore?”
As Roland’s main objective was to draw Kevin and Emmanuel away from the topic of persuading Stefan into a confession, it didn’t matter to him how they were going to conduct the test.
‘The person who pioneered the creation of pills for cancer treatment must be capable,’ Roland thought and feigned annoyance. “I’ll leave it to you guys, but get it done as quickly as possible. The Association is very busy and we can’t have everyone gathered here over nothing.”
As soon as he finished speaking, someone from the bystanders found out about Stefan’s identity.
“He’s actually the representative of the Holy Doctor Competition from the Southern States, and he was dubbed a miracle doctor.”
Hearing that, Emmanuel changed the topic and said, “Oh, really? I didn’t know that you were a representative of the competition. Is there no one else in the Southern States? Why did they send a person without a medical license to enter the competition?”
Agreeing with him, Kevin put on a look of disdain. “And you even needed to cheat in the qualification exam. Joe, not only did you embarrass us as medical practitioners, you even humiliated the Southern States.”
A round of laughter broke out in the room at his words. “Haha! A person like that is not fitting to be called a miracle doctor! If he’s one, that makes me God, then!”
“Go back to the south! You’re not fit to enter the competition.”
“Exactly. Stop humiliating us, the alternative medicine practitioners!”
All of a sudden, people started hurling abuses at Joe, who never retorted since the beginning and merely watched everything coldly.