There is a sign in my Auto Mechanic’s shop that says:
“I Cheat the Other Guy and Pass the Savings on to You.”
I smile every time I read the sign. But in a way, this message also applies to surgeons.
No one is perfect (except for my daughter) and during every operation, the surgeon should think, “Could I have done that operation a little bit better?” A good surgeon will then incorporate those improvements into the next operation.
To update my mechanic’s sign:
“I learned from the operation on the previous patient and pass that experience on to You.”
Bill Brown, M.D.