What makes a good doctor?

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At one of the in a certain town there worked two young doctors. Let’s call them Dr. P. and Dr. Q. They were very good friends – these doctors, P. and Q., and they had been good friends for a long time. They had studied at the same medical school under the same , and, what was even more important in strengthening their friendship, they had lived in the same room during their course of studies.
Now they worked at the same hospital and always what was most interesting to both of them – how to their patients.
Their to the problem was quite different, they had studied under the same professors.
Dr. P. was for a thorough investigation of the patients’ health and condition, for a set of thorough analyses before the patient’s illness could be diagnosed. He was against chance taking any part in diagnosis.
As for Dr. Q., he said that a thorough and sets of analyses were important, but could sometimes be wrong. It was just as important for a doctor to use his talent, experience, and intuition when diagnosing a patient’s , all the more so, since sometimes there was no time for a thorough investigation and analyses. Something had to be done quickly to save the patient’s life.
The nurses at the hospital Dr. P. to be a better doctor than his friend, for whatever he did, he always did it . ‘One feels sure with him,’ they said. As for Dr. Q., some of the nurses thought that he took the treatment of his patients too lightly, because he sometimes diagnosed their illnesses at once, before making a thorough investigation. It was true that he always diagnosed them correctly, but people thought that he was sometimes too quick in his .
One day a worker was brought to the hospital. He had suddenly fallen ill at the where he worked. There hadn’t been any accident. He had just fallen ill, and fallen seriously ill.
The doctors examined the man but could not diagnose his illness for sure. It was clear that the man was suffering greatly and that he took his suffering bravely. But what did he suffer from? – that was the .
Dr. P. ordered a thorough investigation of the patient; but when Dr. Q. examined him, he thought that the man must be operated on at once. It seemed to him that he knew the man’s . But how could the man be operated on before all the analyses were made, before one knew for sure what was wrong with him?
Late that night the man’s became much worse, and he nearly died. It was Dr. Q. and the nurse on duty, who were with him all the time, who managed to save the man’s life.
Next day, when the results of the analyses came, it became quite clear that an operation was absolutely necessary, and that valuable time had been lost.
After the operation the man felt better and was later able to go back to his work at the plant. Nothing terrible had happened. The man was well again.

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