In regard to "Stead stories" - I am sure I won't be the first (or last) to
recall his observation and pronouncement at the bedside -- "what this
patient needs is a good doctor!"
With the tremendous advances in technology and health care
delivery risking distancing the doctor from the patient, those words are
more important that ever, his admonition to listen, to observe, to step
back and think, to formulate some understanding of a differential
diagnosis and resultant treatment plan, to relate in a caring professional
manner, and most important, to do no harm.