That’s because they’re magicians January 14, 2012January 14, 2012 Tetman CallisTetman Callis 2 Comments “Doctors mostly sustain themselves in a medium of false ideas, the word ‘doctor’ casting about them, so they think, a sort of magical aura.” — William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch Share this...FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint Post navigation Previous Previous post: Next Next post: 2 thoughts on “That’s because they’re magicians” Having worked for and with doctors for twenty years, I’d have to agree that they all carry about them an aura of the shaman (or primadonna, as my mother the nurse would say). It used to make me roll my eyes, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve become more tolerant; after all, it’s one of the few professions on the planet in which you are not allowed to make a mistake. That sort of responsibility is bound to warp one’s psyche eventually. Reply That’s a very good point: they are not allowed to make a mistake. But they make them anyway, being human. Working on the horns of a dilemma, sometimes caught, tossed and gored. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.