I was watching Lawrence of Arabia tonight while I caught up on some of my online reading.
While I was reading a quote from a plastic surgeon that condecendingly belittled cosmetic treatments perfomed by physicians who were not 'board certified' plastic surgeons. I find this argument to be entirely self-serving.
I was struck by a parallel from Lawrence of Arabia where Lawrence (Peter O'toole) says:
So long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe, so long will they be a little people, a silly people.
The turf wars that are common to medicine are pedantic and petty for the most part and docs know it.