I think if this kid showed up at my house I would have been a bit frightened of him:
Consider, for example, the start of the famous New York plastic surgeon, Dr. H. Lyons Hunt. When he was six years old, he told me, he used to fill his mother’s shopping bag with knives from the kitchen and make the rounds of the neighbors on his velocipede. At each house, he would ring the doorbell and gravely announce: “Dr. Hunt is ready to operate.”
Of course today, they could just play video games.
Hobbies of Great Surgeons AID IN LIFE-SAVING MARVELS
Workshops, Music, Art, And Sports Keep Nerves Keen and Fingers Nimble
By Frederic Damrau, M.D.
IN A recent series of articles in Popular Science Monthly, I told of the marvels of modern surgery and described some of the miracles of the operating room. Since then, scores of readers have written me, asking for facts about famous surgeons and how they fit themselves for their life-work.