I have never taken a particularly reverential attitude to doctors which is why normally I refer to them as either 'quacks' or 'sawbones'. When forced to attend them I take their ministrations with my fingers firmly crossed behind my back. They are the very epitome of 'The Expert' - dread word! Needless to say, lacking the necessary expertise, it is necessary to obey their instructions but often it is more in hope than expectation. In these modern times, of course, these 'do-flicker-computer-thingies' do allow you to conduct your own investigations in order to seek a second opinion, or in some cases, several differing opinions! Although whether that, without your own knowledge, leaves you better off is a mute point.
However, it is not doctors' expertise I am questioning today but, given the strike action due to begin tomorrow by junior hospital doctors, it is their basic intelligence and their moral core that is worth examining. These junior doctors are intending to refuse even emergency aid to people who are sick or injured. To my mind that indicates that they possess the intelligence quotient of an amoeba, and the morality of a concentration camp guard! Or to put it another way, how much confidence would you invest in a doctor who allowed a loved one to die by refusing medical aid simply because they weren't being paid enough for Saturday morning work?