A doctor’s story: what his son’s illness taught him

Telegraph, 15 November 2014

‘Older doctors – and I am now an older doctor – often comment that they did not really understand what their patients and their relatives were going through until they themselves, or members of their family, became patients. I had this experience right at the beginning of my career.’

Henry writes about the experience of his son’s brain tumour, and how it may have influenced the trajectory of his medical career.

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