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Words about doctors

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 28 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:722

However pressed [the doctor] may be for time, each patient should be made to feel that his illness is of real concern to the doctor. The general practitioner needs a deeply imaginative sympathy which enables him to understand his patient's fears, anxieties, pain and discomfort … He must be able to put himself in the patient's place.”

The Training of a Doctor (BMA report, 1948)

“One of the fundamental reasons why so many doctors become cynical and disillusioned is …

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