Medicine: Surgeons in Chicago

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"The art and love of the surgeon may, Pygmalion-like, make his work so exquisite and perfect that the great Jehovah will touch it into life, even as Venus made the marble Galatea into vibrant, palpitating life. The surgeon must, with fingers that are dexterous beyond compare and with mind that plans, see the completed result in his imagination. He models and commands the method, carries out the procedure, puts the parts into perfect apposition, but God knits the scar. "He sews severed arteries that they may carry their crimson torrent without leak and...

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