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Thank you: I needed that chuckle. The title of this article is absolutely misleading but delightfully comic. I was initially convinced there must be something intrinsically detrimental about performing bowel surgery (exposure to gases? high levels of E. coli?), to the extent that the death rate of such surgeons exceeds those of other specialties and that professional gamblers are somehow benefiting from the differential rates. What mystery, what drama, what profit!