How doctors can help heal divisions as well as diseases
Medicine need not be confined to the role of cultural bellwether, a sheep with a bell on its neck that reveals where the whole flock is headed.
Along with other professions such as law, clergy and education, medicine can and should play the leadership role of a shepherd, helping our society to develop more thoughtful, balanced and generous approaches to the challenges that face us.
After all, the word doctor means teacher, and our culture needs the best instruction we can offer. The dawn of a