In most people's opinion, a doctor's job is to cure disease and "a good doctor" is someone who can cure illness quickly and permanently.
In reality, not every disease can be got rid off. Some diseases can be prevented, while treatment for other diseases can lead to the onset of a new illness.
Some medication has serious side-effects. Even today, with all the impressive advances in medical knowledge and technology we have at our disposal, some diseases still cannot be prevented or treated by conventional means.
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