Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 260-

Bipolar


Rishavdeb Patra 
 Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Rishavdeb Patra
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal
India




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[AUTHOR:1] Author: Anurag KumarEdition: 1st EditionYear of Publication: 2017Publisher: Notion PressPrice: Rs. 220ISBN: 978-1-947137-28-8Pages: 180

It gives me immense pleasure to write a review for the book, Bipolar, authored by Dr. Anurag Kumar. At the outset, I must congratulate the author who has narrated his journey in his medical profession in the form of stories.

By Bipolar, he means medical profession has two sides to it; one on either side of the white coat. Outside the white coat is a society that looks upon a doctor as a cold, heartless businessperson – a situation that often gives rise to unsavory incidents in hospitals. But, Bipolar deals with what is inside the white coat and traces the journey of a medical student right from the point of admission in the medical college, passing through ragging (now thankfully banned), cadavers, training, and takes the reader into the nitty-gritty of the profession itself.

In this book, experience during the ragging period has been nicely written in a humorous manner in the chapter – Exercise. He has nicely written about his real experience in operating theater with the senior colleagues during the initial period of his surgical career in the chapter – Pyjama Story. In the chapter – Superman – he has nicely written about his experience with pan and cigarette seller. Experience in labor room and in final MBBS gynecology examination has been written in the chapter – Marks of Blood. In the chapter, The Sermon in the Chamber, experience of a resident doctor after death of his patient whom he has operated has been narrated. The chapter – The Thump – is very interesting in which the real experience of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in cardiac Intensive Care Unit has been written in a humorous manner. The experience of doing first tracheostomy has been nicely written in the chapter – The Insane Tracheostomy. In the chapter, Light in the Dark room, the story of a radiologist, how he saved a gynecologist who had inadvertently left a pair of scissors inside the abdomen, has been nicely written. For a surgery resident, there are two basic instincts that need to be looked after – hunger and sleep – and how he fulfills the two has been written in the chapter – Birds.

I recommend that every doctor should read this book, which is written in a very humorous way in the form of stories, which are real experiences of a doctor so that he/she gets motivated whenever he/she gets depressed due to some sad experience during his/her long medical journey. I congratulate Dr. Anurag Kumar for his sincere effort to bring out this book, as these stories are unique.

Thanking you

Yours sincerely