“Beware the Ides of March!”
Thus spake the soothsayer in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Those words foretold the assassination of Caesar in the Roman Senate that very day. You can’t escape fate, it seems. In the Shakespearean folio, the play’s the thing; and here fate trumps human endeavor every time.
Many contemporary patients consider themselves to fall in the same category. Somehow they’ve gotten it into their heads that there is little they can do to alter the course of their health. more»