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A doctor, like anyone else who has to deal with human beings, each of them unique, cannot be a scientist; he is either, like the surgeon, a craftsman, or, like the physician and the psychologist, an artist.... This means that in order to be a good doctor a man must also have a good character, that is to say, whatever weaknesses and foibles he may have, he must love his fellow human beings in the concrete and desire their good before his own.


ATTRIBUTION: W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (19071973), Anglo-American poet.

Medicine, A Certain World (1970).

Thomas S. Siegel M.D., F.A.C.S

Thomas S. Siegel MD. PC. estab. 1999. updated 2022

General and Vascular Surgery

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Dearborn, MI 48124

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