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A Doctor's Privilege
Mariateresa Fichele

A rainy day.

On the television, people are talking and talking and talking.

I get ready to go to work.

I'll have to knock on some doors, and people will let me in with a smile.


What a privilege to be a doctor.

Worlds that are revealed to you and, occasionally, universes that open wide.

The suffering of those who talk and talk and talk is harder to comprehend than the vastness of the Milky Way.

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Mightier Than The Sword

"What am I supposed to do with this, Dottoré?"

Half full, half empty

Mariateresa Fichele

I have a patient who’s in great distress because of a physical peculiarity of his.

"Gennaro, did you know that in Ancient Greece, heroes, kings and all important men were said to have a small penis? Greeks associated small penises with moderation, one of the indispensable qualities of manhood — and therefore of a warrior. In contrast, a large penis symbolized the inability to manage impulses and act with intelligence and decisiveness. Actually, elderly men were often depicted as having large penises."

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