“We have turned doctors into gods and worship their deity by offering up our bodies and our souls - not to mention our worldly goods.
paradoxically, they are the most vulnerable of human beings. Their
suicide rate is eight times the national average. Their percentage of
drug addiction is one hundred times higher
And because they are
painfully aware that they cannot live up to our expectations, their
anguish is unquantifiably intense. They have aptly been called 'wounded
~ Barney Livingston, M.D.
Sadly...more than 20 years after Erich Segal wrote that words, it still close to reality