This is the second contribution from Hugh Allen in our editorial board speaks series. In his first contribution, in the October 1985 issue of AJDC,1 we listed his credentials, pointing out that he was an accomplished professional—accomplished in the sense that he performs in all medical areas with competence, care, and dedication. His view of a "good day" is typical of his "every day." What he does not mention is that in all of these clinical ventures, he was accompanied by a learner. The "good day" was enjoyed by these aspiring physicians as well. They had their fruitful experience as a result of his interest in their education, his ability to inspire them to learn and to want to learn, and by what knowledge they took away from the encounter. The parents of the children described also had their "good day"; they had a caring and compassionate physician
Allen HD. THURSDAY WAS A GOOD DAY. Am J Dis Child. 1987;141(12):1259. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1987.04460120021022
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