“Have I betrayed them all by telling the story?  Or is it the other way around:  would I have betrayed them if I had not told it?”  – Amos Oz


 “Most medical students are attracted to surgery… They know nothing of the haunting anxieties, the keen disappointments, the baffling perplexities, the dread responsibilities, and the numerous self-reproaches of one who spends his life as an operating surgeon.”  -J. C. DaCosta (1863-1933)


“The most valuable lesson that knowledge can teach us is that its creation depends upon a continuous line of human relationships, and traditions that go far back into the past.  Its continuity is an unbroken thread.  It links cultures and peoples;  It brings tolerance and understanding;  It delivers hope and compassion.”  – Richard Horton, Editor, Lancet-1992