Iowa State University Veterinarian Records, RS 22/6/0/9, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University, http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/arch/rgrp/22-6-0-9.html
Surgical technic is first encountered when the surgeon picks up his first knife. From that time forward he strives to attain perfection in a field which knows no perfection. But, in so doing, he enhances the opportunity for recovery from many disease conditions found in man and animal life. The surgeon, in order to improve his technic, must have a profound knowledge of the materials with which he works. and employ that knowledge with sound judgment.
Olson, J. R.
"Surgical Techniques Used In Tissue Repair,"
Iowa State University Veterinarian: Vol. 10
, Article 2.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowastate_veterinarian/vol10/iss3/2