I dedicate these short notes to Dr. A.D. Dias who put me on to my surgical journey, to Michael Tempest who held my hand when I wrote my first paper and to Tony Watson who has been a calming influence on me and without whose invaluable support and editorial help these notes would not have possible.
The Indian tradition of knowledge and education has been didactic thanks to the brevity and the economy of the Sanskrit language. In addition Indians have always been good at manual skills, innovation and in their ability to absorb ideas from wherever they come. Let us also not forget the fact that our speciality at least partly began in India. I thought a combination of didactic practical information will be a good addition to the available literature. We owe this to ourselves as we remember and invoke Sushruta. We continue to lag behind in basic research but till then let us consolidate our clinical foundation.
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