I judge people on their kindness, their empathy to others, and their manners. Really, nothing else matters.
i didn't know him, except by reputation. He was gifted medically, and to some extent a person who inspired others. His flaws now visible, should USC give back the millions of dollars he inspired people to give? Should they re-examine the credentials and skills of those he trained? Should the laser and technology he developed be scrapped? Interesting ideas.
Geez, you'd think a $1.1 million salary would be fulfilling enough.
What's funny is his salary (and the president of USC) pales beside the football coach's.
He wouldn't be the first doctor to mistake the Hippocratic Oath for the Hypocritic one.
Is one the opposite of the other? Can one take one, and still practice the other? Questions I don't have an answer for.
The story is a helluva an expose, and certainly must be shocking to the USC Medical and research community. On a personal scale it is tragic. Clearly he was a talented and valuable member of the community, but his personal life seems to reflect excess and terrible judgment. I would say he was also stupid to pose for photographs while using drugs. That seems to betray a glaring character and judgement flaw.
To all my commenters.....I live in a glass house, metaphorically speaking, and don't really have anything to say.
Wow! Amazing he could pull it off for so long, but as far as judging? I'm with you on that one.
Mike you need a holiday xxxx