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Qualities of a good surgeon

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 05 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:314
  1. R K Choudhary, staff grade surgeon
  1. Bishop Auckland

    He is a good surgeon who possesses courage and presence of mind, a hand free from perspiration, tremorless grip of sharp and good instruments, and who carries his operation to success and to the advantage of his patient, who has entrusted his life to the surgeon. The surgeon should respect the absolute surrender and treat his patient as his own son.

    Susrata, recognised as the father of Indian surgery, who wrote his treatise 2500 years ago

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