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Doctors may be 'sensei,' but they are not superhuman

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In "Kanja wa Shiranai Isha no Shinjitsu" (The truth about doctors their patients don't know), Kazushige Noda describes his hectic daily life as a doctor.

His mind is never completely at rest because he is constantly worried that something bad might happen to his patients.

Even when he takes time off and goes on an overnight trip, with a colleague standing in for him, Noda says he can't stop thinking about when his phone might ring. At an "onsen" hot spring resort, he even wrapped his phone in plastic and took it into the bathroom.

At the cinema, Noda always takes an aisle seat so he can easily rush out in an emergency. And while he sleeps, he is........

© The Asahi Shimbun