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Presidential Address
August 1, 2007

An Inexplicable Bond

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, Washington.

Arch Surg. 2007;142(8):704-707. doi:10.1001/archsurg.142.8.704

I want to thank the members of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association for bestowing on me the honor and privilege of serving as your president. I have been a member of this esteemed association for more than 20 years. I recognized at my first meeting that it was the finest surgical organization that I could hope to join, and that its combination of collegiality, scientific inquiry, and social interaction was unparalleled. Serving as your president is a high point in my surgical career, and I hope that this meeting will live up to the long tradition of education and enjoyment that is the hallmark of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association.

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