Volume 2 - Issue 3
Group Medical Director, Kauvery Hospitals, India
The KAUVERIAN, Aug 01 issue, comes to you as a "theme issue".
It launches a set of four original works, on "Mucormycosis", from four Kauvery units - Chennai, Trichy, Hosur, and Bengaluru.
Reports from Chennai and Bengaluru are being posted in this issue. Work from Trichy and Hosur shall be posted on Aug 15.
These are preliminary reports.
The final papers shall be more elaborate, informative, illustrated, and extensively referenced, and shall be published nationally and hopefully, internationally.
They shall herald a new chapter in publishing history at Kauvery.
These papers represent the commendable, substantial, and painstaking body of work from talented, accomplished, and committed consultants, strongly and enthusiastically supported by hospital leaders, administration, and management, and merit a national and international readership.
Towards realizing that objective Dr. Manivannan has graciously, and imaginatively, permitted KAUVERIAN to organize a professional "Author Assistance Service", to assist authors in creating the "content" of their paper, by organizing text, data, images, statistics, and references, and also assist in â€œ journal scoping"- finding the most appropriate platform, and satisfying their requirements towards acceptance and publication of our authors' papers.
We have called this complete, end to end, service, the "Kauvery Kaleidoscope", as its mission is to reflect, multiply, amplify and project your work in bright, memorable, and durable "colors"!
The Kaleidoscope shall work with authors in preparing these papers for national and international exposure.
Many of you speak at many forums, but words are evanescent; they fly away and are forgotten even before you finish.
So, we request you to fix them in print, which is as good as burning them into stone, like the Ten Commandments!
The Aug 01 issue carries a guest editorial that complements the preliminary communications on Mucormycosis. It also features a weighty" State of the Art and Science" review on Mucormycosis which, I can proudly say, is one of the best published in the country on this subject!
The second major attraction in this issue is the publication of the first chapter of Dr. Vasanthi Vidyasagaran's monumental work "Learning from experience". We shall all be learning all over again many unforgettable lessons on "Being a Clinician First" from this perceptive, prescient and precious teacher!
Numbers do tell stories but often we misread those stories. Dasaratharaman once again warns us about errors that creep up in interpretation- Type 1 and Type 2 errors!
The patient's story on this issue reminds us that the history we elicit, or forget to elicit, is always his or her story, and carries clues to the etiology of unusual presentations.
The issue rounds up with profound and poetic thoughts from Kaanthal whose poems published in this journal penetrated the pandemic gloom around us and permeated it with her lyrics that sing in this issue about "The scent of a million roses flooded the room!".
I hope the scent of a million papers from Kauvery Hospitals shall flood the great room that is Medical Sciences!