Surgery will remain a painful operation



Alfred Velpeau : professor
"The abolishment of pain in surgery is a chimera. It is absurd to go on seeking it...knife and pain are two words in surgery that must forever be associated in the consciousness of the patient.”


'Living With the Aches That Won’t Go Away' The NY Times, 2010


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/20/books/20book.html