One thing bothers me: / Books are most of what we see. / Doctor-patient relationship — / Only mentioned in them, flip by flip.
We as medical students and doctors see suffering, moaning and pain on a daily basis. We need to recall that life contains more than joy and the vague term of happiness. Unpleasant emotions are natural parts of life. In order to live a good life, we need not enjoy every moment.
A glimpse into today’s media is enough to understand the general attitude of modern medicine and health care. While the majority of the population regards scientific progress as a blessing, a not-so-small minority is fearful of how this will negatively impact their health.
In the theater I saw you, / white coat and big eyes.
Like our casual life, medicine seems to be affected by social media, quick information exchange and so-called “influencers.” Gluten intolerance, chronic Lyme disease and fibromyalgia are common diseases that can be researched on the internet.
Felt like war, those early years, / We fought a fight for all those years.