Revised and enlarged editions of long-standing titles available
Many revised and enlarged editions of long-standing medical books were released at the inaugural function of an exclusive medical books exhibition at the New Students Book Centre, Karl Marx Road, here on Saturday. The organisers made available to medicine students books of a wide range of subjects under one roof.
The speakers on the occasion appreciated the efforts of the New Students Book Centre management in addressing the needs of medicine students as far as their subject books were concerned. They also spoke about the need for students to read general books as well so that they would stand to gain from their enhanced understanding of issues.
B. Babji, proprietor of the New Students Book Centre, said that they were offering discounts to students on select titles and all efforts were made to bring the revised editions of long-standing books within the reach of medicine students in the region.
He further said that their book centre was also opening book stalls to reach out to the students at their respective colleges at the time of the beginning of the academic year.
Delivering the inaugural speech, N.V.S. Chowdary, principal of NRI Medical College, said that it was lamentable that nowadays the younger generation was not showing much interest in the reading habit, which was so essential to get a proper understanding of the world around. He called upon the students of medicine to widen their range of reading and get a good understanding of the country's diverse culture and heritage instead of just confining to their medicine books. He praised the New Students Book Centre for bringing all kinds of medicine books within the reach of students at reasonable prices.
G. Samaram, president of the Indian Medical Association, released the latest, revised and enlarged edition of ‘Human Anatomy' by B.D. Chaurasia. Later, addressing the gathering, he said that medicine students of the present day were a lucky lot given the availability of a huge range of books on a whole variety of subjects while in the past there used to be very limited books.
P.V. Ramana Murthy, chief executive officer of Andhra Hospitals, said that medicine students had to go to Hyderabad for books, but this problem was solved to a large extent now.
He said that there was an elaborate collection of books at the New Students Book Centre.