My father and mother had a friend, Harry Fair, who was a surgeon in our town, and an important person at our largest city hospital. This was a talented, energetic and humorous man, and he did not live like a king. He was my doctor all my years until college. Little did I realize such a relationship would never happen again.
I think our medical system has crowded our brains with too much of their nonsense seeking a rich life for themselves. The way we used to always painfully joke about self-serving lawyers. Too many medicines, too many syndromes, too much therapy, too much high tech testing, too much 'privacy law', too many malpractice fears and costs. Just too much.