Reviews SOUNDINGS

Dr A will see you now

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7526.1211-a (Published 17 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1211
  1. Colin Douglas, doctor and novelist
  1. Edinburgh

    He will see you now. He may not see what you really want him to see, or even what you think he ought to see for himself, but he will see you, and he will almost certainly do his best.

    But Dr A will see you through a glass darkly; and just how darkly will depend on the degree of his impairment, which may be anything from a minor blunting of empathy to total emotional colour blindness. …

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