A fine essay by David Watts appeared in a recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Unfortunately, it is not available free to the public. It begins with this paragraph.
"Rumor has it that the medical profession suffers from too many cold and distant doctors. Studies have attempted to subject this notion to the scrutiny of science, and although we could argue over their degree of success, we know it's true. We need only ask our patients in order to be regaled with stories confirming the accusation. Cold. Yet we didn't start out that way."
Some of you will have access to NEJM, but those who don't can contact Dr. Watts for a copy. Congratulations, Dr Watts! This is an article that all of us will mull over and benefit from reading.
Cure for the Common Cold
New England Journal of Medicine, September 27, 2012, p. 1184-85