Doctors are often accused of callousness and self-infatuation. But let's remember that they have sacrificed the spring time of their lives, completely lost the precious years between their 20's and 30's acquiring skills to benefit fellowmen. They have suffered deprivation. Most of them haven't had more than a few nights sleep in all that time. Many have sacrificed their marriages and have lost the unique opportunity to see their kids grow.
--- Doctors, Erich Segal