Barbara B. Smith: Thankful, hopeful

June 29, 2013 

Thankful, hopeful

I want to express my gratitude to Our Lives columnist Elizabeth Dreesen. In her column June 23, she wrote of how patients touch doctors’ lives and the importance of allowing humanity into medical settings. In the business of health care, it is easy to forget what medicine is at its essence: care for others. Knowing that Dr. Dreesen is involved in the teaching of medical students gives me hope for the future.

Barbara B. Smith, LCSW

Durham

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