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Surgical Reminiscence
November 2002

Lesson Learned From a Louisiana Surgeon

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Copyright 2002 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2002

Arch Surg. 2002;137(11):1304. doi:10.1001/archsurg.137.11.1304

TODAY'S RAPID changes in Surgery have for some made it more comfortable to look back at what Surgery was in earlier times. Our training system, by its very nature, leaves deep influences and lasting memories especially regarding what we retain from our teachers and associates. I can remember the "maturity lectures" some of my fellow residents got from the "boss" and today I chuckle when compelled to help my young charges "grow up." On the complex stage of Surgery, certainly, manners have to be viewed as a lubricant of the communication that makes our interpersonal relationships, and thus society, truly work.

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