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Observations Letter from New England

Life after work: a doctor’s lonely hearts club

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3715 (Published 05 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3715

Re: Life after work: a doctor’s lonely hearts club

Friendship is one of life's treasures, in which a stranger suddenly becomes a confidant and ally in life's travails. Like two musical notes or two colors that enhance each other, friends bring out the best in each other. How can we promote friendship? We must search for it and recognize it, but also test it and nurture it. Ultimately, our lives will depend on the loyalty and love of our friends.


Competing interests: No competing interests

06 June 2014
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA