nBefore the Medical Health Planning Board, during “For the Benefit of My Patients,” Quincy was quick to point out about his own profession,nnnn“…As you can see, Dr. Rawlings and the Terrace Heights Hospital are not prejudiced. Anyone can get in, regardless of race, color, or creed – they just have to be able to pay! Their admission does not depend upon the degree of their illness but on the right insurance card. That’s a far cry from the sign in front of Albert Schwitzer’s Jungle Hospital, which reads, ‘Here, at whatever hour you come, you will find light and help and human kindness.’ What a rotten businessman Schweitzer must have been, but what a magnificent doctor and humanitarian he was. When the only consideration of the hospital is a concern for the profit margin, humanity goes out the window. And without humanity, you cannot have good medicine.“nnnnThis summarizes the importance of what Quincy recognizes as good vs. bad medical practice. A similar attitude is also expressed in “A Ghost of a Chance,” where he indicates that “ghost surgeons” and teaching hospitals need to exercise extra stringent policing because only then can they protect those who need their help!nnnnn
Category: In Character