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The virtue of surgery

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 10 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:319

Surgery is the best of the medical sciences; less liable than any other to the fallacy of conjectural or inferential practice; pure in itself; perpetual in its applicability; the worthy produce of heaven and the certain source of fame.

Dhanwantaree, c 600 BC

Submitted by H W Gallagher, retired consultant surgeon, Comber, Co Down

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