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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lessons I Still Remember - 1

This is a new series suggested by Speedy. Others in the batch are welcome to contribute.
Speedy starts off with the first in the series: Lessons I Still Remember. Please see Speedy's note below.


I am sure batchmates will agree that we were very fortunate in having wonderful teachers, both in Medical School and in the Hospitals where we had our clinical training. I am very keen for all of you to contribute to this series which I am starting today, which I call "Lessons I Still Remember". I do hope that many of you will add to this list. I have a few more I can recall but shall keep them for another instalment.


10 point analysis of pain

By Mahendra Gonsalkorale 

 I first learned the “10 point analysis of pain ” from Dr R.S. Thanabalasunderam. This has served me well over the years and I have passed it on to many young doctors and medical students.  

1.       Site
2.       Intensity
3.       Duration
4.       Frequency
5.       Character
6.       Radiation
7.       Provoking factors
8.       Relieving factors
9.       Aggravating factors
10.     Accompanying factors 

What is required for the safe removal of foreign bodies from the ear” comes from Dr “E.N.T”. Rasanayakam. He said that it should be attempted only if you have the following:-

1.Good light
2.Good equipment
3.Good technique



Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Donation of books and computers to the Colombo Medical Faculty Library

President of the Sri Lanka Medical Association of North America (Western Chapter) Lareef Idroos and Nadarasa Vishveshwara who are both members of our batch, paid a visit to the Colombo Medical Faculty Library recently. SLMANA (Western Chapter) has donated books worth Rupees two million to the library. Vishve has agreed to provide 12 new computers to the library as most of the old computers are not in working order. The donations were made through the Colombo Medschool Alumni Association (CoMSAA).

These donations by two distinguished alumni of the Colombo Medical Faculty have been greatly appreciated by the Dean Professor Rohan Jayasekara and present day students.

Monday, June 3, 2013

JC in High Company

A picture of JC (Fernando) with HE the President. With them is President's Counsel and former Attorney General C.R. de Silva.