Hiriji Adenwalla: 50 years of cleft care
Hiriji Adenwalla is a plastic surgeon in India dedicated to cleft lip and palate repair
- By: Angus Sutherland
I had the good fortune to get a surgical registrar’s position in what was then an exclusive children’s hospital, the first of its kind in India, the Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children in Bombay. There for the first time I saw children coming in with these grotesque deformities and then returning home with smiles on their faces. I used to wonder if I would ever get a chance to do this sort of work.
Perhaps giving help and happiness to a few people through the practice of medicine. I have always thought that medicine is more about caring than curing.