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Whither Goest General Surgery?

Whither Goest General Surgery? PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS John P. Welch, MD ood morning. First, I would like to thank the New England Surgical Society for this opportunity. I have always held this society in high regard, and I feel especially hon- ored to lead it. People standing up here usually refer to their mentors, and I would G like to mention 2 at the outset. My father once told me that you learn a tremendous amount in your first year of surgical practice, despite the quality of your residency. In this regard, I would especially wish to recognize Dr James Foster, who recruited me to Connecticut and who has an enduring image as a principled educator, philosopher, and general surgeon; and my col- league, Dr Joseph Pyrtek, a true master of all forms of general surgery, who was always available on the hospital ward or in the operating room when I needed help with a difficult clinical problem. And finally, I would like to recognize the most important person to me, my wife Marylou, who during our marriage of 36 years has brought so much perspective and joy to my life. To start off my discussion, I would like to point out the type http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Surgery American Medical Association

Whither Goest General Surgery?

JAMA Surgery , Volume 143 (5) – May 1, 2008

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2008 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6254
eISSN
2168-6262
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.143.5.444
pmid
18490551
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Abstract

PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS John P. Welch, MD ood morning. First, I would like to thank the New England Surgical Society for this opportunity. I have always held this society in high regard, and I feel especially hon- ored to lead it. People standing up here usually refer to their mentors, and I would G like to mention 2 at the outset. My father once told me that you learn a tremendous amount in your first year of surgical practice, despite the quality of your residency. In this regard, I would especially wish to recognize Dr James Foster, who recruited me to Connecticut and who has an enduring image as a principled educator, philosopher, and general surgeon; and my col- league, Dr Joseph Pyrtek, a true master of all forms of general surgery, who was always available on the hospital ward or in the operating room when I needed help with a difficult clinical problem. And finally, I would like to recognize the most important person to me, my wife Marylou, who during our marriage of 36 years has brought so much perspective and joy to my life. To start off my discussion, I would like to point out the type

Journal

JAMA SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 1, 2008

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