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Doctor, see thyself

Yale Medicine Magazine, 1998 - Winter/Spring


To the Editor:
I enjoyed reading Medicine at the Movies in the Special Report edition of Yale Medicine [Fall 1997]. I suggest you add another film to the suggested list for doctors and those in training to view. The Doctor with William Hurt tells the story of a physician who is stricken with cancer and has to endure all the indignities that his patients endure in his hospital. The experience changes his perspective and understanding of sick people. I believe all doctors should participate in this vicarious experience.

Joan Gourley
Milford, Conn.