Excerpt 1

Doctors are often accused of callousness, venality, and self-infatuation. But they remind us that they have sacrificed the springtime of their lives, completely lost the precious years between their twenties and their thirties acquiring skills to benefit their fellow man.

Furthermore, they have suffered deprivation. Most of them have not had more than a dozen real nights sleep in all this time. Many have sacrificed their marriages and have lost the unique opportunity to see their children grow.

So when they argue that the world owes them some compensation – in the form of wealth, respect and social status – their demands are not entirely without cause.

Also as the grim statistics show, they often suffer worse than any patient. For no one can repair a broken marriage or restore the children damaged by their father’s ostensible neglect.

Doctors,  Erich Segal

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16 thoughts on “Excerpt 1

  1. Hira Khalid says:

    i guess its tru as far as gud doctors go. i hav had bad experience wid mny thus far!

    • Anas Shafqat says:

      Erich Segal writes in the Acknowledgements section:

      “In the course of my research, I became increasingly aware that the gruesome details of malpractice and venality are the sins of a minority whose cynical behaviour gives them a higher profile. The medical profession contains far more saints than sinners.” :]

  2. Hira Khalid says:

    u mean u actually read d acknowledgements? O.o
    n i disagree btw.

  3. Anas Shafqat says:

    When I bought the book, I read it that time. I like to read books but not to the extent of the acknowledgments :p and well, that depends on your experience, as of how you’ve experienced doctors – so naturally your views are underlined by that.

  4. Hira says:

    dat n wat i hav seen aswell.

  5. Anas Shafqat says:

    Dat’s bad then. But then black sheep of a community are not the representatives of it.

  6. Hira says:

    only in our community :p

  7. Anas Shafqat says:

    You can’t expect everything to be ideal, you know 😛 😛

  8. Anas Shafqat says:

    I think you do :p

  9. Hira says:

    den u r mistaken 🙂

  10. Dev!l says:

    i can name something ideal anu xD:P

  11. Anas Shafqat says:

    Oh, what? :p and .. btw welcome .. you finally graced my blog with a visit 😀

  12. Dev!l says:

    U sure u want me to tell xD:P its something related to someone’s matter of the heart xD:P and his name starts with an A and ends with nas xD:P

  13. Waleed Khalid says:

    Ah, yes i am xD:P

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