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- k v Nair, consultant physician
- Alwaye, Kerala State, India
The year was 1967. I was working as a registrar in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, preparing to appear for part two of the membership examination of the Royal Australian College of Physicians. In those days, I was one of very few Indian doctors on the staff of the hospital.
One day I had an urgent call from one …