Regarding the Relationships of Surgeons, Colleagues, and Patients Prologue

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Lawrence Hergott


Thank you, friends of Surgery, and the European Society of Medicine, for asking me to write in the Advances of Surgery.

I am a cardiologist in the United States, so you might wonder, as do I, why I have been invited to write an essay in Advances in Surgery. I am a medical writer, but mostly of essays and poems. I do have a recent book published, Departure From the Darkness and Cold: the Hope of Renewal for the Soul of Medicine in Patient Care - 50 essays and poems describing interactions between patients and clinicians manifesting the soul of medicine - some of which are in this manuscript.

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HERGOTT, Lawrence. Regarding the Relationships of Surgeons, Colleagues, and Patients Prologue. Medical Research Archives, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 7, july 2021. ISSN 2375-1924. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 29 may 2023. doi:


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