Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
Somebody should have just bitchslapped the Doctor and said "Look, you think you're the first doctor to lose a patient? Suck it up. You want to be treated like a sentient being? Well, shut the fuck up and get on with your job then. "
agreed. I don't really understand the Doctor's issue here-there were two patients, which as he said, both had an equal chance to live. It was a no-win scenario, there was no reason to feel guilty about it. I suppose he could have flipped a coin though(or an equivalent thing) if he wanted to take his personal "feelings" about it out of the equation.