There are many roads to Mecca. Some are more direct and less dangerous, others are fraught with hazards which must be overcome to enable the seasoned traveler to reach his destination. The unwary person may be fortunate and successful; yet he may easily lose his way. So it is in medicine and surgery. In the field of orthopedic surgery I have noted many different approaches to a particular problem. In many instances it is generally agreed that one method is as good as another, depending on individual familiarity with the technique. In other instances there is wide disagreement.
Charles J. Frankel,
Varying Standards of Care in Medicine,
19 Clev. St. L. Rev.
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