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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1447-1448

Two founders of Bombay Neurosciences: Additional facts

Department of Neurosurgery, Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Date of Web Publication10-Nov-2017

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Dr. Sunil Pandya
Department of Neurosurgery, Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.217976

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Kindly refer to my article: Pandya S. Two founders of Bombay Neurosciences: Dr. Ramchandra G. Ginde and Dr. Menino De Souza. Neurol India 2017;65:460-7.[1]

Dr. B. J. Damany, the senior neurosurgeon from Mumbai, helped in completing the legend to the group photograph on page 462 showing Dr. and Mrs. R. G. Ginde and Sir Geoffrey and Lady Jefferson. He has kindly provided me the following details. He also patiently replied to my queries and gave me additional information on Dr. Ginde.

The person next to Dr. E. P. Bharucha and behind Sir Geoffrey and Lady Jefferson is Dr. S. Patrao. To the left and behind Mrs. Ginde is Dr. Chandnani, then registrar to Dr. Ginde. Dr. Patrao was Professor of Surgery at the Topiwalla National Medical College and Bai Yamunabai Nair Hospital in Bombay. He was Dr. Damany's teacher and is the person who encouraged him to take up neurosurgery as a speciality. Dr. Patrao guided Dr. Damany on the work that formed his dissertation for the degree of M. S. Surgery at the University of Bombay – Trigeminal and glossopharyngeal neuralgia. Dr. Patrao also made it possible for Dr. Damany to work with Dr. R. G. Ginde as his Senior Registrar at the Bombay Hospital during the years 1958-1959. At Dr. Ginde's recommendation, the Bombay Hospital appointed Dr. Damany as Honorary Assistant Neurosurgeon at this hospital when Dr. Ginde went abroad on leave in 1959.

As Dr. Ginde's resident. Dr. Damany performed neuroradiological procedures on all his patients, helped by the neuroradiologist, Dr. Dadhich. After surgery for the day at Bombay Hospital, Dr. Ginde would take his residents to the neuroradiology department to discuss all the neuroradiology films and plan further steps including surgery. Dr. Dadhich had trained in Norway. Dr. Damany left the hospital for further training as a Fulbright Scholar and joined a residency programme in Neurosurgery under Dr. Sidney Gross and Dr. Leonard Malis at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Drs. Gajendra Sinh and Vijay Daftary joined Bombay Hospital around 1961.

Dr. Ginde had worked hard at founding an Institute of Neurosciences when a new building was proposed opposite the existing building of the Bombay Hospital. Unfortunately, the authorities could not be convinced to follow his plans. (This building now houses the consultants, outpatient clinics, laboratories, wards and operation theatres).

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Pandya S. Two founders of Bombay neurosciences: Dr. Ramchandra G. Ginde and Dr. Menino De Souza. Neurol India 2017;65:460-7.  Back to cited text no. 1


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