George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin in 1856. Before becoming a playwright he wrote music and literary criticism. Shaw used his writing to attack social problems such as education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege. Shaw was particularly conscious of the exploitation of the working class. Since a botched operation on his foot, .Shaw had little respect for the majority of doctors. The Doctors Dilemma is about a doctor who has discovered a cure for tuberculosis and is faced with the decision of whether to save a great artist or an unselfish friend who has t made a success of his life. The doctor's decision is further complicated by the fact that he is in love with the artist's wife.