Psychopaths make the best doctors because they can switch off emotionally
Psychopaths’ ruthless nature and emotional detachment are perfect attributes for medicine
By Alex Brown
Experts have revealed their ruthless nature and emotional detachment are the perfect attributes for medicine.
Leading cardiac surgeon professor Stephen Westaby claimed he developed his own appetite for risk after fracturing his skull playing rugby.
“I changed and I enjoyed the change.
“I could cope with anything in terms of the misery you face when you first start in heart surgery.
“When I first went to the Royal Brompton [in London] in 1974 operating on the children, one in four died.
“I think we are talking about selected tendencies that represent psychopathy.”