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Education  |   April 2013
Father and Daughter: A Father’s Privilege
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Spencer S. Kee, F.R.C.A.
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. skee@mdanderson.org
  • Accepted for publication May 7, 2012.
    Accepted for publication May 7, 2012.×
Article Information
Education / Mind to Mind / Cardiovascular Anesthesia / Ophthalmologic Anesthesia / Pain Medicine / Pediatric Anesthesia
Education   |   April 2013
Father and Daughter: A Father’s Privilege
Anesthesiology 04 2013, Vol.118, 979. doi:10.1097/ALN.0b013e318261e634
Anesthesiology 04 2013, Vol.118, 979. doi:10.1097/ALN.0b013e318261e634
CHILD, why would you want to practice medicine?
Late hours, night calls, research projects, administration deadlines
Don’t do medicine, look at my life
Do what makes you happy
Daughter, why are you stressing?
Don’t do this. There are easier ways to make a living
It’s not worth it, go ahead and live
Do what makes you happy
Doctor, don’t you know that there is a price for learning?
Nothing worth doing is done easily
The struggle cries there must be an easier way
Do what makes you happy
Dear Heart, you have chosen a difficult road and kept true
In anesthesiology we meet as equals
An old man with eyes that leak now and again
Glad and proud that you do what makes you happy