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4 Victoria Terrace: Memoirs of a Surgeon

by: Subir K. Chatterjee

4 Victoria Terrace: Memoirs of a Surgeon covers tumultuous times in recent history, beginning from the later years of British Rule. Rarely does one come across a doctor”s account of what it meant to experience and handle human tragedies of the magnitude of the Bengal Famine or the Partition of the country. Apart from being […]

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4 Victoria Terrace: Memoirs of a Surgeon covers tumultuous times in recent history, beginning from the later years of British Rule. Rarely does one come across a doctor”s account of what it meant to experience and handle human tragedies of the magnitude of the Bengal Famine or the Partition of the country.

Apart from being a doctor”s travelogue, there is hardly any major city in the world that Dr Chatterjee has not visited, this book also unfolds an extremely perceptive description of one of our most important social institutions: medical colleges and hospitals. We also get an inside view of the medical profession itself, one of the most politicized at every level, but not without enduring friendships and knowledge sharing.

These pages contain some tragic stories of dedicated brilliant doctors, who become the victims of their own profession. There are also accounts of almost miraculous surgery that saves patients, all but dead, and often just a few hours old.

The book ends with a reflection on the ethical dilemmas inherent in the medical profession in general and pediatric surgery in particular.

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ISBN: 978-81-87358-63-3
Publisher: Social Science Press
Publish Date: 2012
Page Count: 288

Meet the Author
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Professor Subir K. Chatterjee is a major figure in world pediatric surgery and has pioneered the speciality in the eastern region of the country, especially, in the city of Calcutta (now Kolkata) and continues at 85 years to dedicate his life to treating patients and teaching surgery to his students. Some of his students have become leaders in their fields. Professor Chatterjee has authored numerous learned papers in national and international journals and is also the author of Anorectal Malformations (Oxford and Delhi, 2006).

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