Why GPs are the real life-saving heroes of medicine
I saved a life today!
Although, I don’t know who it was or how I did it.
Maybe it was the routine pap smear that will come back as a high-grade precancerous lesion and be surgically removed before it turns nasty.
Maybe it was the pertussis vaccination I gave to a pregnant patient that will save her future three-month-old baby from the potentially lethal germs of the coughing kid-next-door.
Or perhaps it was the softly spoken and profoundly depressed man who unburdened his woes to me before going home and deciding that today he won’t kill