‘Memoirs of a Rural Surgeon’ is an account of the various activities taken by veteran rural surgeon Dr. J.K. Banerjee. The book is in two parts. The first part is biographical sketch. The second part is an introspection after retirement, about discovering his own spiritual dimension, which he feels has been the backbone of his success. Dr. Banerjee postulates that the harm to humanity and nature that is being done by people accross the world, the dehumanisation and corruption in everyday life, is because of the neglect of this spiritual dimension by the modern ‘scientific’ man. He suggests a way out with the Indian youth taking the first step in that direction. These memoirs are not motivating and also powerful instrument to dedicate and devote oneself to the cause of humanity.
A retired consultant surgeon. Finished studies both in India and England in the seventies. His first job was as a consultant in a mission hospital in Haridwar, next in the corporate sector and finally in the periphery of Delhi setting up an NGO providing comprehensive health care to weaker sections of society at a price affordable by them.
Wrote the first ever book on rural surgery, helped in the formation of the Association of Rural Surgeons of India, and later the International Federation of Rural Surgery with participants from Germany, Holland, US, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Nigeria and other African countries.The author has been invited several times abroad in varous International surgical conferences to show what the Indian Rural Surgeon is doing in India today.