Hands-on healer

What Pesi Did: A Surgeon’s Story by Azmy Birdi. Published in 2020 by BUUKS, No 41, Kalaimagal Nagar, Ekkatuthangal, Madras, 600032.  Pp: xiv + 138. Price: Rs 200 or USD 10. Readers may remember "A first class surgeon” (In Memoriam, Parsiana, January 21, 2019) which celebrated the life of Dr Pesi Bharucha, one of India’s outstanding surgeons and a former director of Breach Candy Hospital, who had died a few weeks earlier at the ripe old age of 98.  To coincide with his birth centenary — which fell on September 22, 2020 — his daughter, Dr Azmy Birdi (pictured), who is......

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