Surgeons are dedicated to the wellness and treatment of patients. They are focused, detail-oriented individuals who work hard to help others.
What a Surgeon Ought to Be
“The conditions necessary for the Surgeon are four: First, they should be learned; Second, they should be expert; Third, they must be ingenious; and Fourth, they should be able to adapt.
It is required for the First that the surgeon should know not only the principles of surgery but also those of medicine in theory and practice; for the Second, they should have seen others operate; for the Third, they should be ingenious, of good judgment and memory to recognize conditions; and for the Fourth, they are adaptable and able to accommodate to circumstances.
Let the Surgeon be bold in all sure things and fearful in dangerous things; let them avoid all faulty treatments and practices. They ought to be gracious to the sick, considerate to associates, cautious in prognostications. Let them be modest, dignified, gentle, pitiful, and merciful; not covetous nor an extortionist of money; but rather let their reward be according to their work, to the means of the patient, to the quality of the issue, and to their own dignity.” – Guy de Chauliac