Doctors must learn to let others treat them and their families

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7303.47 (Published 07 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:47
  1. David Bass (dbass@pawc.wcape.gov.za), medicolegal adviser
  1. Department of Health, Provincial Government of the Western Cape, PO Box 2060, Cape Town 8000, South Africa

    EDITOR—My parents, who are 92 and 86 and otherwise in excellent health, are both virtually blind as a result of glaucoma detected too late. It is not their having the condition that saddens me, as they still manage to maintain their independence and constantly push the boundaries of their …

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