Glimpses of Surgery & A Surgeon


By M. Mohan Rao

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"Glimpses of surgery and a surgeon" is a well written narrative of a surgeon about his personal life and philosophy, with a short history of medicine and surgery, his experiences in surgical practice, his observations and thoughts about surgery of the past and future, with relevant references.

The writing is charming, simple, nostalgic and humorous. His "stories" are narrated in painstaking detail with suspense and expectations. He succeeds in drawing your attention.

A skinny 17 yrs old boy arrives in the city of Madras after a first ever train ride from Udupi. He meets a "stocky and dark vice principal, wearing a tie and thick soda glass spectacles" at Stanley Medical College. He was asked to get out of the office and have his shirt buttoned up. He complied and was advised to find accommodation in the Hostel. He manages to join the hostel where he finds room enough to sleep on the verandah.

When he took his exam in MS, a strange thing happened. The student failed because his own mentor, Prof. S.C. Misra and two other examiners disagreed with his diagnosis-although the candidate made the right diagnosis which became evident later, by further investigations!

He is a gifted story teller with picturesque description of several real case histories. His memory is amazing for details.

This nice book will make interesting reading for his friends, medical students, nurses and surgeons especially.

Glimpses of Surgery & A Surgeon