• If all physicians would treat only those patients to whom they felt they could render the best available service, there would be few problems of restriction of practice. In contemplating an operation, anyone performing the surgery should be able to answer in the affirmative the question, "Can I give as good care to this patient as is available to him?" One cannot be self-critical for lack of ability because of inherent weaknesses. However, one should be chagrined at inferior results of surgery due to inadequate training.
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