Year : 2017 | Volume
: 22 | Issue : 4 | Page : 260-
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal
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Patra R. Bipolar.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2017;22:260-260
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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.