Education  |   March 2017
The Human Condition of True Teachers
Author Notes
  • From the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, Toledo, Ohio. Thomas.Papadimos@utoledo.edu
  • Carol Wiley Cassella, M.D., served as Handling Editor for this submission.
    Carol Wiley Cassella, M.D., served as Handling Editor for this submission.×
  • Accepted for publication August 15, 2016.
    Accepted for publication August 15, 2016.×
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Education   |   March 2017
The Human Condition of True Teachers
Anesthesiology 3 2017, Vol.126, 563-565. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001345
Anesthesiology 3 2017, Vol.126, 563-565. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001345
Very recently I had the privilege to visit the 2nd Department of Anesthesiology at Attikon Hospital, University of Athens, Greece. Upon departing Athens I was reminded of Winston Churchill’s quote soon after the Greeks repelled Italian fascist forces,
Well, I have a new version for you,
Seven days previously I had landed in Athens, at Christmas time. To say the least, my wife was not pleased that I had decided to give a lecture in Greece the week before Christmas. Nonetheless, I felt it was a privilege to be invited. The Chair of Anesthesiology in Athens and I were trying to set up a resident exchange program. Greece, as the whole world knows, has serious economic problems. So, let’s just say I was doing my “bit” to help out.
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