Doctors don't come out looking too good in You Will Dream New Dreams, and that is why it's a good idea for us to read it. Generally doctors try to reassure, minimize concerns, give false hope, or avoid the subject altogether. However, there are exemplary exceptions. One particularly compelling one is a "fiftyish woman with a cheerful manner and bright smile," who picked up a newborn baby girl missing her left forearm and hand, examined her, straightened out the awkward swaddling performed by her inexperienced parents, and said, "How are you feeling about Emma's arm?" She went on, "It's okay to grieve, you know. Parents need to grieve the lost image of a perfect child." When the parents worried about the child's losses, the doctor confidently observed that the child would find a way to tie her shoes, to play the piano, and so on. She concluded with the statement, "The only thing this girl won't be able to do is to wear her wedding ring on her left hand!"