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Is an Ideal Physician a Simple Physician?
Maybe to some patients the ideal physician is simple physician. At least that is the impression given by Wystan Hugh Auden in his poem below. ..Maurice.
GIVE ME A DOCTOR
Wystan Hugh Auden (1907-1973)
Give me a doctor partridge-plump,
Short in the leg and broad in the rump,
An endomorph with gentle hands
Who'll never make absurd demands
That I abandon all my vices
Nor pull a long face in a crisis,
But with a twinkle in his eye
Will tell me that I have to die. (Resource for the poem is oldpoetry.com and noted “This poem is thought to be in the public domain”)