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Retired Wick Surgeon Pradip Datta Publishes His Memoirs

4th January 2021

Photograph of Retired Wick Surgeon Pradip Datta Publishes His Memoirs

Pradip Datta spent many years of his life working as consultant at Caithness General and his autobiography will be available soon.

The Naked Mountain Lands

This is the unique story of an Indian surgeon, describing the challenges he faced, whilst achieving his life-long ambition of higher surgical qualifications in the UK. He worked as a Consultant General Surgeon in Wick in the Scottish Highlands, where he still lives. It was here that he established a postgraduate surgical course for which he was awarded the MBE.

After retirement he was struck down by a stroke, details of which are described. He subsequently completed this book. "The story of a consultant's life, peppered with anecdotes and interesting facts surrounding medicine in the far north of Scotland.

A career built on hard work and attention to sports - a leading light in the squash courts of his chosen county Caithness.

To be thrashed forensically on the squash court by Pradip and yet come out wanting to play again, shows how he inspired me, and others in many fields". Bill Fernie, Caithness.Org

The book will be available at Hearing & Sight Care (Wick & Thurso); Meiklejohn's near the hospital.


All proceeds are going to charity  
Hearing & Sight Care
Women in Need
St Andrew's Episcopal Church, Strathtay

The hard copy is now available on Amazon and the eBook and Audio books will be available by approximately the second/ third week of January. See it on Amazon HERE