ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Teaching Surgery

Surgery for long has been a male-dominated profession. In recent years, there have been a growing number of women taking up surgery. Despite such a notable shift, the bias towards the male continues to be reflected in textbooks on surgery. The two textbooks reviewed in this article appear to perpetuate not only prevalent gender notions but reveal a marked insensitivity as to how women patients should be treated.

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