n South African Journal of Surgery - Direct Red : A Surgeon's View of her Life or Death Profession, Gabriel Weston : book review

Volume 48, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



We all study medicine for a reason. Sometimes at three in the morning after the fifth incision and drainage or gunshot laparotomy it is not easy to remember why, but once there was a reason. For most of us the reasons we enjoy medicine and practise surgery have changed over the years, and are not something many surgeons muse over to any degree. It's a job, it's a good and interesting job, and for most of us it is a passion.

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