The price of manners: $42 million
It sounds like a doctor must have been pretty rude to Chicago's Ms. Carolyn Bucksbaum 20+ years ago. She's giving $42 million of her and her husband's shopping-mall fortune to the University of Chicago, to create an institute devoted to improving medical students' bedside mannerisms. Their beloved personal U. of C. physician, Mark Siegler, will be tapped to lead the new effort. Not a bad reward for being a good egg.
New York Times, Sept. 22 2011 (click headline to reveal article link)