Leave the bone in|بگذار استخوان داخل زخم باقی بماند


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There lived a butcher in a small town. One of the days, the butcher cut his hand very deep and had to go to the only doctor in the township.

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The doctor checked the wound carefully and realized there is a small piece of bone inside the wound.

The doctor cleaned the wound and patched it and left the little piece of bone inside the cut, and told the butcher: “You have to come to visit me every day. Your wound is intense, and I have to clean it and change the patch, or else it will get infected.”

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The doctor’s real purpose was to make more money.

The unfortunate butcher was in severe pain and visited the doctor regularly and brought a big piece of meat and money for each visit.

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The pain was constant, and the wound was getting worse.

One day the doctor had to go to a neighboring village to visit some patients. The doctor’s son was learning from his father, and in his absence, he took care of his father’s patients.

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The butcher came for his daily dressing of the wound. The doctor’s son checked the injury and said: “The reason that your wound is still in pain and its’s not healing Is that there is a piece of bone inside it. Don’t worry I will take it out, and you will get better very fast.”

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The next day the butcher felt so much better. The pain was gone and went to see the son of the doctor and said: “You are a better doctor than your father. I don’t have any pain.”

The son of the doctor said: “There is no need to come to see us. You are fine.”

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The doctor came back home the next day at dinner time, there was no meat with the rice and the stew on the table.

The doctor said: “Where is the meat of this food. Didn’t the butcher come for his cut?!”

The son said: “Yes, and surprisingly I saw there was a piece of bone inside his wound and took it out. The poor butcher was in pain for a long time and paid a lot of money for no reason.”

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57 comments

  1. Laleh this is a wonderfully weaved story. Thanks for sharing. Many doctors and agencies take advantage of patients. So grateful the Son was a better doctor who cared for the patient. He identified the root cause of pain, went beneath surface, removing bone.

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  2. Thank you for sharing another beautiful story,taking advantage from a Doctor of his patient is unforgivable.

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  3. Oh how crook that doctor was. As always nice story. ❤

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  4. thank you for sharing another beautiful story!

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  5. honest abe
    was shot
    dead
    for being so
    remember
    that one hazy september>?

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  6. A lesson for a cunning doctor from his son!

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  7. Love the story! There are always those who will take advantage, aren’t there?

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  8. You’ve done it again, Laleh, with your short tales. The cruelty of greed in a nutshell.

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  9. Nice story of a crooked greedy doctor! 👌

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  10. sadly too many do this … including psychiatrists who could ‘cure’ their patients but prefer the ongoing income 😦

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  11. The doctor’s action is unacceptable! He should be glad that no one sues him.

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  12. I’m glad the son didn’t fully follow in his father’s footsteps. Too many surgeons and specialists put profits over their patients. This story beautifully shows that. Nicely done! xx

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  13. Human greed is unlimited. It will never be saturated with money and things. Even if he has a lot, he wants even more. Also at the price of the pain of a suffering man. A smart post to think about.
    greetings

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  14. Reads very well. I couldn’t help but think of the current state of religion haha. Nice work!

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