I suspect if I were a man I would have been taken a little more seriously, instead of just being told to go see a new hairdresser…I don’t know where you doctors lose your humanity, but you lose it. You know, if all of you at the beginning of your careers could get very sick and very scared for a while, you’d probably learn more from that than from anything else. You better start listening to your patients. They need to be heard. They need caring. They need compassion. They need attending to. You know, someday doctor Budd, you’re going to be on the other side of the table, and as angry as I am and as ANGRY as I always will be, I still wish you a better doctor than you were to me.
Dorothy Zbornak, on The Golden Girls, to her old doctor (a man) who repeatedly dismissed her concerns about her own deteriorating health after finally getting a legitimate diagnosis from a different doctor (also a man).
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