How Can We Judge Doctors of the Past?

A son, writing about his physician father, questions the actions and beliefs of the previous generation of doctors in his book, “The Good Doctor”.

The New York Times reviewer, Katie Hafner, writes:

“The Good Doctor” poses a fundamental riddle faced by every historian: How can we question the decisions and attitudes of our forebears without having experienced the contexts that shaped them? It makes for a particularly compelling discussion when the players are father and son, sharing as their lives’ work an ethically charged, ever-changing profession.”

From The New York Times:

Father, Doctor, Role Model

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