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.
Beazley RM. Lesson Learned From a Louisiana Surgeon. Arch Surg. 2002;137(11):1304. doi:10.1001/archsurg.137.11.1304
* * SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE * *
The JAMA Network Sites will be conducting routine maintenance from 10/20/2017 through 10/21/2017. During this window access to content and authentication may be intermittently available. The JAMA Store will be completely unavailable during the maintenance window.