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“Color-Coded Surgery.” TEDMED 2011. Oct. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Source: "Color-Coded Surgery." TEDMED 2011. Oct. 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from surgeon Quyen Nguyen's 2011 TED Talk on an important new surgical innovation: color-coded surgery. The quote means that in the field of medicine and in general, inventions and progress occur not because an individual person tries their hardest, but as a result of many people working together toward a single goal. Watch the full TED Talk here: Quyen Nguyen - Color-Coded Surgery