A humorous look at the role of doctors in opera
A humorous look at the role of doctors in opera written by Dr J. Ian S. Robertson.
The practice of medicine should be a serious business. Yet when doctors appear as characters in operas they are very often (but happily not always) portrayed as foolish, incompetent, or at worst, downright dangerous. Indeed, those who are merely pretending to be doctors are frequently more effective than the supposedly genuine ones.