The World's Youngest Surgeon
A case of Guinness Book of the World Records or a penal case? Under the attentive surveillance of his parents, the 15-year-old son of two doctors from southern India performed a filmed Cesarean section. This was made on the run to gain the title of world's youngest surgeon. Instead of that, the boy's father could lose all his licenses and could be charged for a criminal act, as announced by the officials. "Dr. K. Murugesan showed a recording of his son performing a Cesarean section to an Indian Medical Association chapter in the southern state of Tamil Nadu last month," said Dr. Venkatesh Prasad, secretary of the association. Murugesan, who could possibly be prevented from practicing and face criminal charges for allowing his son to perform the operation, expressed no regret and accused the Manaparai medical association of being "jealous" of his son's achievements. He said this was not the first surgery performed by his son and that he had been training him for the last three years," said Prasad. Murugesan told the medical association that he goal was that of registering his son's name in the Guinness Book of World Records.