How Doctors Die | The Saturday Evening Post

Well written, and I think correct.

It’s not a frequent topic of discussion, but doctors die, too. And they don’t die like the rest of us. What’s unusual about them is not how much treatment they get compared to most Americans, but how little. For all the time they spend fending off the deaths of others, they tend to be fairly serene when faced with death themselves. They know exactly what is going to happen, they know the choices, and they generally have access to any sort of medical care they could want. But they go gently.

via How Doctors Die | The Saturday Evening Post.



  1. Homeopathic Remedies says:

    Wow, Pretty powerful. I am kinda glad I don’t understand death to the point of a Dr. Nice post. Definitely caught my attention.

  2. Painfully true.
    A senior colleague of mine; a well respected, very humble, long-time veteran doctor & very liked amongst all – from the bosses, to the patients, to the cleaners.
    Day-in, day-out, the level of service to others was humbling. Unfortunately, the same level of service didn’t apply to himself, as unbeknowingly a renal cell carcinoma was taking hold beneath the surface.
    I’ve never seen a man so accepting & willing of his fate.