Aphorisms and Quotations for the Surgeon

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Moshe Schein
Tfm Pub., 2003 - Medical - 276 pages
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This book brings a medley of over 1,500 aphorisms, quotations, and rules by surgeons and non-surgeons about surgery, surgeons and anything which may be relevant to the practice of surgery. All potential tastes will be gratified as the book includes ancient as well as contemporary entries, formal and colloquial, pronounced by surgical giants or anonymous, only guided by the prerequisite that the entry appeals to the surgical soul. Self-congratulatory and self-righteous clich s commonly uttered by surgeons who stand up to speak in public are eliminated from this book! This book provides the surgical reader with a source of large and wide variety of surgical aphorisms and quotations. Most readers will use them to decorate their lectures or manuscripts with relevant "smart" or "entertaining" entries. You will enjoy many of the entries, you will hate the others, and you'll discover that surgical truth is old, that what you think is a novel idea has been said before, that what you see around you - was seen many years ago. It may contribute to your humanity and humility, perhaps even add maturity to your surgical personality and practice, and with a bit of luck increase your sense of surgical humor. Listen to Winston Churchill who said: "It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations." In short this is an excellent gift for the surgeon who has everything! tfm Publishing enjoyed considerable success with this book at the American College of Surgeons meeting in San Francisco. It's an unusual publication: a medley of over 1,500 aphorisms, quotations, and rules by surgeons and non-surgeons about surgery, surgeons, and anything which may be relevant to the practice of surgery. Compiled by a well-known surgeon and teacher - Moshe Schein, MD, Professor of Surgery at Cornell University Medical College, and a surgeon at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital, in New York - the book blends a deep knowledge of surgery with a wonderful s

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Contents

Feeding 85 Chapter Pathology Physiology
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Chapter OH Feelings 86
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Chapter O Giants Greatness 94
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Chapter Heart 101 _
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Chapter O History 108
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Chapter lnnovations Gimmicks 117 o
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Laparoscopy 135 Chapter 84 Surgeons
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Chapter OZ Lecture 137
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Chapter OO Morbid obesity
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On call 159 Chapter 92 VlP
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Other disciplines 168 Epilogue
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Pancreas 174 Subject
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About the author (2003)

Moshe Schein MD FACS General Surgeon, Marshfield Clinic, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, USA.

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