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When Doctors Get Sick
When a doctor gets sick, his status changes. No longer is his role de- fined as deriving from doctus, i. e., learned, but as from patiens, the present participle of the deponent verb, patior, i. e., to suffer, with all the passive acceptance of pain the verb implies. From pass us, the past participle, we get the word passion, with its wide gamut of emotional allusions, ran ...more
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published September 30th 1987 by Springer
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