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July 2000

July 2000

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Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2000

Arch Surg. 2000;135(7):830. doi:10.1001/archsurg.135.7.830

From the time of Hippocrates, surgery has ever been the salvation of inner medicine. In inner medicine physicians have dwelt too much on dogmas, opinions and speculations; and too often their errors passed undiscovered to the grave. The surgeon, for his good, has had a sharper training on facts; his errors hit him promptly in the face.

Sir Clifford Allbutt 1836-1925

Reference: Lancet. 1922.