The Power of the Second Question

Dr Foster’s Good Question

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Excerpted with permission from The Power of the Second Question by Chris Skellett Several years ago I was visited by the father of a good friend of mine. He used to be my family doctor when I was a child, but it was a retired, kindly figure in his late eighties who approached me, leaning heavily on a walking stick and cupping one hand behind his ear to hear me speak. On shaking my hand firmly, he fixed me with a steely eye and asked,…