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Is this a case for the jobbing surgeon?


Peter Devitt
Head, Professorial Surgical Unit
Royal Adelaide Hospital


Here is a case-based study on some aspects of an important disease. In western communities it is a disease with a poor prognosis. Are we managing the problem in the most appropriate way?

Are we to share the cynicism expressed by the British economist, John Maynard Keynes, that education is 'the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent' or should we take a more positive attitude.

In defiance of Keynes, please read on...

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