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[Perspectives] Luca Richeldi: high hopes for rare lung diseases

Luca Richeldi, Head of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Agostino Gemelli University Hospital of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, Italy, was the first of his family to go to university. Asked why he chose to study medicine, his answer, delivered with a laugh, is unexpected. “The suggestion came from the movies.” He goes on to explain himself. “When you see doctors (on the screen) they are complex figures with humanity…saving lives, trying to do their best to improve society.” Although Richeldi has learned enough not to recommend such a motive as sufficient in itself, he does still make a favourable comparison between the youthful idealism and the adult reality: “they’re not that far apart.