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Physician, absent thyself (from my inbox)

Screen Shot 2016-03-02 at 10.16.18Dalrymple writes:

I have always taken my health for granted, and believed that health is for enjoying rather than for worrying over.

He says that his doctor

keeps calling me (by computer) for various screening tests but, though — or because — I am a doctor myself, I never attend, even though the tests are free. Once you are in the clutches of doctors it is difficult to escape them and the statistical chances of such tests saving my life are minimal. There is enough to worry about — the wasps’ nests, the weasels in the roof, the dead tree that might fall across the track — without worrying over one’s health.