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 NI FEATURE: CITADELS SCULPTING FUTURE - COMMENTARY
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1105--1111

Neurosurgery at Kasturba Medical College: Past, present and future


Department of Neurosurgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Girish Menon
Department of Neurosurgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/neuroindia.NI_564_17

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Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal, is the oldest and one of the most reputed medical institutes in coastal Karnataka, catering to a population of over 4 million, spanning a stretch of over 350 kms along the southwest coast of India from Mangalore to Goa. The Department of Neurosurgery at KMC, established in 1968, continues to be the leading and most preferred referral center providing high quality neurosurgical services in this region. The article provides an insight into the origin of the department, its infancy and teething troubles, its continuous growth and landmark achievements over the years. This brief review also highlights the current area of focus and describes the plans for its future development.






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