The Best Six Doctors in the World

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The best six doctors in the world
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest and air,
Exercise and diet.
These six will gladly you attend
If only you are wiling
Your mind they’ll ease
Your will they’ll mend 
And charge you not a shilling!

Found this little rhyme stuck to a notice board on one of our lecture halls (the dietetics lecture hall, actually).

I like it – not least because it’s such a clever limerick! This reminds me of Family Medicine and with the rising cost of healthcare globally, it should be every healthcare professional’s job to introduce their patients to these “doctors”.

One could of course pull this apart – eating healthy is costly in itself, fresh air is a scarcity in polluted areas and clean drinking water is not a given all over the world.

Even more reason for doctors to concern themselves with more than pure science.

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