Musings of a Dinosaur

A Family Doctor in solo private practice; I may be going the way of the dinosaur, but I'm not dead yet.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

New Old Law

An observation dating back many years, from the chief of medicine at med school, now reincarnated as the Eighth Law of the Dinosaur:
The better the surgeon, the more reluctant s/he is to operate.

3 Comments:

At Fri Oct 20, 06:52:00 AM, Blogger Dr. A said...

Yup. Agree wholeheartedly with that!

 
At Fri Oct 20, 02:42:00 PM, Blogger Sid Schwab said...

I've said many times over my career that some of the best decisions I ever made were to not operate. In fact, I'd have to say there were a few primary care docs who were annoyed when I'd send a patient back to them, unscarred. Much more than technique, judgment is the sine qua non of good surgery.

 
At Sun Oct 22, 12:36:00 PM, Blogger keagirl said...

Amen

 

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