Thursday, May 13, 2004
The Cost of Health Care
Tres medicus facies habet: unam, quando rogatur,
angelicam; mox est, cum iuvat, ipse Deus;
post, ubi curato poscit sua praemia morbo,
horridus apparet terribilisque Satan.
A doctor has three guises: one, when he is asked for help,
angelic; then, when he actually helps, he is God himself;
last, when he asks for his fee after curing the illness,
he seems a fearsome and terrible Satan.