Two cases of poor doctoring have greatly influenced Professor Sir John Scott’s approach to clinical problems.
Learning from bad advice
To varying degrees, innocence remains with many of us throughout our lives. Others develop cynicism at an early age. Many great clinicians are remembered for their combinations of skill, understanding of people, and contributions to society generally. Such doctors generally manage to avoid the descent into cynicism, while learning from the series of surprises that human nature successively presents to them.