Notes on a Physician’s Life discusses the terminology, and deeper meaning, of the phenomenon of Burnout.

If Oliver Wendell Holmes, could, over his toast and marmalade in 1887, say, “… that society is always trying in some way or other to grind us down to a single flat surface. It is hard work to resist this grinding down action”, what might he think of our fast-paced world and how it chews up healthcare professionals and workers in most every other field today?