Daily Archives: May 25, 2015

Skeletons in the closet

“Every surgeon carries about him a little cemetery, in which from time to time he goes to pray, a cemetery of bitterness and regret, of which he seeks the reason for certain of his failures.” La philosophie de la Chirurgie. … Continue reading

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The patient

“The individual on whom we operate is more than a physiological mechanism. He thinks, he fears, his body trembles if he lacks the comfort of a sympathetic face. For him nothing will replace the salutary contact with his surgeon, the … Continue reading

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Blue letter referral

“i would like to refer a patient for “rectal mass hemorrhage” (aka piles)

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