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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
A woman overcomes male prejudice to become a renowned neurosurgeon, devoting her life to serve her patients. SOFIANNI SUBKI writes.
THE year is 1973 and the city is Tokyo, Japan. Dr T.S. Kanaka, a neurosurgeon from India, stands at a podium in the middle of a vast hall. She is surrounded by more than 1,000 participants gathered for an international medical conference.
She is there to present a paper - nothing unusual about that except that Dr Kanaka is the only woman in attendance. Yet she is far from nervous.
"The fact that I was the only woman neurosurgeon there wasn't an issue," recalled Dr Kanaka, who was in Kuala …