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September 1977

The Itinerant Academic Surgeon

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles

Arch Surg. 1977;112(9):1031. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370090013002

Many years ago in the land of Euphoridon, society prospered because the citizens were ambitious and the country was productive. It was believed by the wise men of the day that one of the most important features of the successful economy was the excellent program of education in shipbuilding, in which young Euphoridonites were exposed to the teachings of the learned scholars of the country on a personal basis. The teachers were held in high esteem by their fellow citizens because of their recognized contributions, both in teaching and in other scholarly activities, to the well-being of their nation.

Over the course of time, the leaders of neighboring countries recognized the importance of Euphoridon's teaching programs in shipbuilding, and they commissioned several Euphoridonite scholars to write books on the subject and invited them to come and give seminars to the neighboring people. Great acclaim and glory were heaped on these

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