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Surgical Reminiscence
February 2000

A Miracle and a Privilege

Arch Surg. 2000;135(2):239. doi:10.1001/archsurg.135.2.239

REMEMBERING HIS first operation, Francis D. Moore, MD, wrote, "Now here I was, with skilled nurses and an experienced anesthetist, shiny sterile instruments at hand, ready to operate. I felt that this was both a miracle and a privilege. I still do."1 Like him, John C. Goligher, MD, of Leeds, England, a contemporary of Dr Moore, never lost this sense of wonder and privilege throughout a long and distinguished surgical life.

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