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CORRESPONDENCE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 445-447

Author's Reply: Organized neurosurgery


Department of Neurosurgery, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, New Marine Lines, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Date of Web Publication10-Mar-2017

Correspondence Address:
Chandrashekhar E Deopujari
Department of Neurosurgery, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, New Marine Lines, Mumbai - 400 020, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.201845

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Deopujari CE. Author's Reply: Organized neurosurgery. Neurol India 2017;65:445-7

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Deopujari CE. Author's Reply: Organized neurosurgery. Neurol India [serial online] 2017 [cited 2017 Mar 26];65:445-7. Available from: http://www.neurologyindia.com/text.asp?2017/65/2/445/201845


I am happy to read the comments of Prof. K. R. Nair and thank him for pointing out some omissions in the paper, which, I can assure him, were unintentional.

Though I have read Dr. Ginde's paper, I have missed out on Dr. Bagchi's paper. I have personally met Dr. S K Pandya more than once to verify several facts before my oration and have also taken inputs from Dr. N Wadia.

I have tried to acknowledge the contributions of all the earlier neuroscientists for their wisdom in establishing the Neurological Society of India (NSI) as a multi-specialty neuroscience society and of its great achievements until 1989 when the two world congresses were organised. However, the purpose of presenting this history to the millennial generation, especially the neurosurgeons, was to make them aware of the legacy and to give them a perspective for the future [Figure 1] and [Figure 2].
Figure 1: The changing cover page of neurology India

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Figure 2: The changing cover page of Progress in Clinical Neurosciences

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The post-world congress scenario is seen differently by Indian neurologists and neurosurgeons (who dominated the NSI). Neurophysicians felt the need for a different forum for their expression and started the India Academy of Neurology while the neurosurgeons found a different medium for their expression in various subspecialty societies. Over the last few years, Neuroanesthesia and Critical Care specialists, Neuropathologists as well as Neuroradiologists have established their respective associations. Though another forum has come up recently, majority of neurosurgeons have remained within the Neurological Society of India. In this situation, I have tried to remind the members of the great opportunity available in this organization and for the need to encourage cooperation within its federal structure.

Organized Neurosurgery has its roots in the Neurological Society of India, and though this paper is written from the perspective of a neurosurgeon, we acknowledge the contributions, hard work and achievements of the entire Indian neuroscience community and cherish the camaraderie shared between them.


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