A little humor – or sad cold truth?
Colwyn Bay, North Wales, U.K.
The behaviour of surgeons has been described as “domineering,” disruptive,” and “egregious.”1 There have been reports of aggressive behaviour by surgeons, with outbursts of anger, surgeons throwing instruments, and a surgeon being wrestled to the floor by sheriff’s deputies (he threw a fit because he had to wait for instruments to be sterilized)2. The origin of such aggressive behaviour is unknown.
In conclusion, the origins of aggressive behaviour in surgeons remain uncertain, and merit further research.