I ran across this photo this morning and it reminded me of how medicine works as well. People want great and fast care. Unfortunately, that is not available. And great, fast, and cheap is a utopian fantasy.
Past couple of weeks have been interesting to say the least. Emphysematous cystitis and growth hormone resistance. The neat thing about medical practice is that there are zebras out there. Discovery comes to the prepared mind.
When I was contemplating a medical career, my mother gave me a little book, by Felix Marti-Ibanez, MD, former Professor and Chairman of the Department of the History of Medicine, New York Medical College, which was a compilation of essays entitled To Be a Doctor, The Young Princes, and The Race and The Runner (MD