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MANTRA FOR SCORPION STING? - 12

MANTRA FOR SCORPION STING? - 12

DR R.D. LELE 

Profiles in Courage

When I was working on the staff of a British Hospital in 1956, I saw a young man, aged 25, who came with a short history of fever and pallor. He was engaged to be married in the next six months and his fiancee accompanied him. Unfortunately, investigations confirmed my worst suspicion-he had acute myeloblastic leukemia which had no satisfactory treatment and the usual life expectancy was six months. This was explained to the fiancee. It would have been quite understandable if she had decided to break off the engagement, but her response was something that I had not expected from a 'western girl. She said: "If he is going to live for six months, then I wish to give him as much happiness and comfort as I possibly can - I will marry him immediately and care for him”. Nobility of the heart can be seen in ordinary persons and as John F. Kennedy said in his Profiles in Courage, the battlefield is not the only place where we meet courageous people.