DO YOU FELL A SENSE OF PERSONAL LOSS WHEN JACKSON DIED SINCE HE HAD BEEN COMING ALONG?
Well, I do because I had always had an intense interest in my patients. I get involved. That's one thing they tell you at medical school, don't get involved. But I intend to get involved with my patients. I have not only sympathy but empathy. I guess because I've had so much illness myself in my lifetime. I can realize how a person feels and that's the meaning of the word empathy. See you can sympathize with someone when you haven't had that condition, but if you've been in the same boat then you have empathy. So I can empathize with Jimmie Lee Jackson and other patients.