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Surgery takes place in a three dimensional world, requiring the bringing together of binocular vision and dexterous hands. The twisting movements of hands and fingers are accompanied by occasional words to guide the hands and fingers of residents, fellows and technicians. In a teaching hospital a surgical team uses words and gestures to transfer clinical skills from the most experienced to the less experienced trainee.
Surgical diseases occur in many variations and seldom present themselves in identical ways. When the presentation is exceedingly rare, words from the most senior member of the surgical team are valued and appreciated. (2014)