Kudos to Surgeons
Healthcare is a profound process that alters both physician and patient.
education is a demanding, exacting, life-altering process that trains physicians
to alter the patient’s anatomy (surgery) and physiology (medicine). Anatomical
alterations are the exclusive domain of surgeons, whose training is the longest
and most demanding of all specialties. Surgeons require not just knowledge,
also strength, stamina, speed, acuity, and dexterity. Surgery is so central to
healthcare that the history of surgery is the history of healthcare.