Editorial  |   July 2014
Advocating for Anesthesiology
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Editorial   |   July 2014
Advocating for Anesthesiology
ASA Monitor 07 2014, Vol.78, 4-5.
ASA Monitor 07 2014, Vol.78, 4-5.
“The good have no need of an advocate.”1  Such is a quote from the Athenian statesman Phocion (402-318 B.C.). Perhaps in Athens, in the 4th century B.C., it was easy for a politician and strategist to come to such a conclusion. There was, after all, open discourse in this early democracy. On the other hand, Phocion was sentenced to death by his fellow Athenians. He was at one time considered good. He defended himself against accusations of treachery. Nevertheless, he was convicted; his punishment was to drink hemlock. Perhaps an advocate would not have been such a bad thing after all.
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