Physician! Why not?
A sweet dreamy child is fond of various amusing, challenging and curious items. From playing hide and seek through living in a cartoon to flying far with a cup of fruit glace. A mark of talent and infinite will to joy and dream. Yet, the questions would visit the little genius, who finds always simple and lovely answers; “When I grow up, I would get married and have a fridge full of food and fruits.” So, the little sees the promising lovely future. Not once seen singing like popular singers, glowing in matches like the best footballers or drowning in thinking and trial like a great scientist or a philosopher. We got a treasure of abilities waiting for love, care and refinement. Such genius will find many chances to show admiration to goodness and creativity.
What? Would I be a doctor? The word sounds me very nice. I like the person too, full of passion, wisdom and respect. I don’t know a doctor in my family but I feel like I am stolen by the word and its reflection. I like to help everybody especially the needy people and those who are sick and weak. A doctor puts on a shiny white coat, gives prescriptions and can save lives by doing surgery. I can agree generally with all this but in fact it is the word – doctor – that interests me this time, the word itself not the job. I can live with such a word that sounds in my ears and soul like a mercy of an endless spring.
The physician has preliminary physical, social, financial, moral and intellectual conditions that suit the requirements for interrogating, examining and treating patients. Besides this the physician may have the opportunity to do medical research in basic and/or clinical studies that may necessitate the engagement in a team work of other disciplines like engineering, physics, chemistry and biology. Though the work of a physician is almost a matter of continuous training and practice, yet this work is largely dependent on the way how data are managed and saved. Nice and efficient data handling should help the physician for better results with less effort, cost and time.
And now, to a brief note about the progress of medical practice that I wish to be useful:
– Leeuwenhoek makes the first microscopes (1673).
– Lavoisier discovers the conservation of mass (1774).
– Avogadro defines the mole as a unit of mass for chemical reactions (1811).
– Jenner discovers the vaccination (1796-1811).
– Robert Koch puts postulates for infectious diseases (1890).
– Rontgen discovers the X rays (1895).
– Fleming discovers the penicillin (1928).
– Watson and Crick deduce the chemical structure of the DNA (1953).
– The complete sequence of the human genome is known (2003).
Practicing medicine is a job that should be given out of both knowledge and admiration. Enjoy it!