Quotation by Anna Quindlen

God bless the physician who warms the speculum or holds your hand and looks into your eyes. Perhaps one subtext of the health care debate is a yen to be treated like a whole person, not just an eye, an ear, a nose or a throat. A yen to be human again, on the part of patient and doctor alike.
Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times, sect. 1, p. 21 (May 14, 1994).

On Dr. Mack Lipkin, Jr., leading a crusade to have more study of patient-doctor relationships as part of the medical school curriculum.
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