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A versatile, humane and efficient administrator/litterateur Remembering Chariji The ‘Q’ factor cost him Cabinet Secretary’s post ‘Hero’ rides into the sunset Jeppiar calls it a day Music loses a maestro He was the greatest. He elevated B&C to its best... Tribute – Baldev Raj Dada of drip irrigation... Question on Operation X Remembering I K Gujral… The honest Sardarji Brilliant Saeed saab M Subramaniam Father of German unification no more... This trendsetter is no more A multi-faceted leader rests in peace Dr M G K Menon Bal Thackeray R Desikan – the crusader of consumer interests is gone A multi faceted prince is no more... A statue for RV, at last! The Rajha of Rajapalayam... Deora – the best networked politician.... Music Samrat!!! - TMS Another Leo of real estate and education is no more Colour-Chem's colorful personality A welcome biography on a towering CA A honest bank executive... Scientist and leader of educational reforms Saeed Jaffrey A Gandhian breathes his last on Gandhi Jayanthi KB Sir for all... Justice Iyer, 100 MSV – the King of Light Music When SPIC spawned star managers... Tribute: Dr. Krishnamoorthy Srinivas KP is no more He took Kone to great heights… The motor sportsman is no more Honest civil servant Transport S Narayanan The Hero of bicycles rests in peace Master of strokes Big ideas, not big words, are important... New team at the helm at TANSTIA A genius civil servant fades India’s Master Builder… How to build a nation Tribute - R K Baratan Fighter-pilot turned monk... He contributed so much to the telecom revolution Sivaraman, 100 A versatile legend moves on The scientist-engineer who lucidly explained economics ‘Mandolin’ stops playing... He took space science to such great heights! VV Goes... Centurion ‘Leo’ rests in peace Flute falls silent If only he had fastened the seat-belt... Endearing Aachi... Cement, calcium carbide, shipping… TSN turned these and more into gold ‘Sai’ Srinivasan no more Missile Man takes flight Tribute – Ja Ra Su He breathed transport development Samskrt loses a passionate exponent...
 
Tribute: Dr. Krishnamoorthy Srinivas

The father of microsurgery Dr K Venkataswami referred a 75-year-old patient to neurologist Krishnamoorthy Srinivas. KS spent a considerable amount of time with the patient listening in detail to her problem of loss of memory. He desisted from prescribing expensive tests and medication but suggested a simple remedy: he advised her to maintain a diary recording her activities through the day. He recommended that one should endeavour to register with care the events and conversations. This would facilitate easy recall. 

I remember the long years this good clinical neurologist, who recently expired at the age of 84, offered his services to the Public Health Centre, Mambalam. 

T T Vasu as President and M C Subrahmanyam as Secretary sought and obtained the services of KS and provided these to hundreds of patients at the PHC at low cost. I also remember KS presenting some international experts under the auspices of the T S Srinivasan Foundation. 

Srinivas was one of the shining instances of reverse brain drain. He qualified with three FRCPs and had training in Canada but chose to return to Chennai. After PHC, he worked for the Voluntary Health Services and  set up the Institute of Neurological Sciences. He continued to extend his extensive knowledge to thousands of patients. 

 

The ‘Maggie’ two minute doctors...

Sadly, the breed of doctors who listen to patients in detail to sharpen diagnosis is dwindling. I remember  cardiologist Dr. T J Cherian’s wry comment:  “it took me nearly 20 years to gain proficiency in diagnosis, listening to patients. Today young medicos lean heavily on scans and other diagnostic machines and prescribe expensive instant remedies!” 



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