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"Every surgeon carries within himself a small cemetery, where from time to time he goes to pray - a place of bitterness and regret, where he must look for an explanation for his failures. 

Rene Leriche (1879-1955) 
A surgeon pioneer of vascular surgery who trained other world-famous surgeons (among them M. E. DeBakey, J. C. dos Santos, R. Fontaine, etc.) He was highly educated in rethoric and philosophy and friend of luminaries like Alexis Carrel, among others. 

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