BEST QUOTES IN SURGERY
😀 It is better to open and see than to wait and see. Sidney Cuthbert Wallace (1907)
😀The flat abdomen is a good abdomen. G A Decker
😀Abdominal wall closure: if it looks all right, it’s too tight – if it looks too loose, it’s alright. Matt Oliver
😀Better to have a piece of peritoneum on the bowel than a piece of bowel on the peritoneum.
😀Two things surgeons fear the most are God and peritonitis. Henri Mondor (1885 – 1962)
😀Never let the skin stand between you and the diagnosis
😀Who learns anatomy from books should operate on books only
😀The advent of anaesthesia has made it so that any idiot can become a surgeon. William Stewart Halsted (1852 – 1922)
😀There is an inverse relationship between the surgeon’s ability and the frequency he asks for more muscle relaxants.
😀He is not even fit for a haircut under local anaesthesia
😀Blood brain barrier: the screen between the surgeon and the anaesthetist.
😀The patient who can’t be intubated should be intubated.
😀Surgery is not an art, it is a personality disorder.
😀Have plenty of assistance but not many assistants. Augustus C. Bernays (1854 – 1907)
😀A good assistant does not always become a good chief, but a bad assistant never does.
😀A good chief has always been a good assistant. Charles F. M. Saint (1886 – 1973)
😀A surgeon operates as good as his assistant permits.
😀The surgical resident is like a mushroom: kept in the dark, fed shit and expected to grow.
😀Poor surgeons can improve but poor assistants never become good surgeons. Moshe Schein
😀All bleeding eventually ceases – when the patient is dead. Guy de Chauliac (1300 – 1368)
😀The only weapon with which the unconscious patient can immediately retaliate upon the incompetent surgeon is haemorrhage. William Stewart Halsted
😀There are four degrees of intra-operative haemorrhage: 1. Why did I get involved in this operation? 2. Why did I become a surgeon 3. Why did I become a doctor? 4. Why was I born?. Alexander Artemiev
😀Blood bank is the surgeon’s gas station.
😀The most common cause of post-operative coagulopathy: poor haemostasis. Operative atlases never bleed.
😀The most important clotting factor is the surgeon. Moshe Schein
😀In men nine out of ten abdominal tumours are malignant, in women nine out of ten abdominal tumours are the pregnant uterus. Rutherford Morris (1853 – 1939)
Have a nice day.