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The Scalpel and the Kukri

A Surgeon and His Family"s Adventures Among the Gurkhas

by Peter Pitt

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Published by Not Avail .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Travel writing,
  • ASIA,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Asia - General,
  • Medical - General,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages248
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8480688M
    ISBN 100955205905
    ISBN 109780955205903

    Trick → Nick: As in, “Box of nicks ” and “Dirty nicks ” and “Every nick in the book” and “Never misses a nick ” and “A nick of the light” and “ Nick or treat” and “ Nicks of the trade” and “Up to your old nicks.” *nec* → *nick*: As in, “ A nick dotal evidence” and “Wait to con nick t ” and “An. Kukri blades usually have a notch (kauda, kaudi, kaura, or cho) at the base of the blade. Various reasons are given for this, both practical and ceremonial: that it makes blood and sap drop off the blade rather than running onto the handle; that it delineates the end of the blade whilst sharpening; that it is a symbol representing a cow foot.

    It has a /8 long cro-van blade that is hollow ground to a razor edge with a deep belly and weight forward balance that rivals hatchets in terms of chopping power. With some influence from the kukri and machete, the Potbelly is best described as what you get if you crossed a scalpel and a sledgehammer. The Potbelly is a controllable big. Chapter 8: The four horsemen. We had been traveling near to a week, isolated from the rest of the world. Tal more so than the rest of us. He didn't eat much; he never talked to us, and every so often I would catch a look in his eye that had never been there before.

    The kukri or khukuri (Nepali: खुकुरी khukuri) is a Nepalese knife with an inwardly curved blade, similar to a machete, used as both a tool and as a weapon in ionally, it was, and in many cases still is, the basic utility knife of the Nepalese people or is a characteristic weapon of the Nepalese Army, the Royal Gurkha Rifles of the British Army, the . The Kukri knife was (and in many cases still is) the standard knife of both the Nepalese people and the Nepalese military, serving as their primary tool for jungle survival and hand-to-hand combat. Featuring an inwardly curved blade, the Gurkha Kukri is .


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The Scalpel and the Kukri Peter Pitt was posted to Nepal as a young Army surgeon in He went with his wife and baby son to Dharan, on the edge of the Himalayas 90 miles south of Everest to the British Military Hospital which served the Gurkha regiments and their families.

This book (published in ) contains recollections of the two /5(3). The kukri (English: / ˈ k ʊ k r i /) or khukuri (Nepali: खुकुरी, pronounced) is a type of machete, originating from the Indian subcontinent, associated with the Nepali speaking Gurkhas of Nepal and knife has a distinct recurve in the blade.

It is used as both a tool and as a weapon in the Indian subcontinent. Traditionally, it was, and in many cases still is, the basic Manufacturer: Gurkhas. A scalpel, or lancet, or bistoury, is a small and extremely sharp bladed instrument used for surgery, anatomical dissection, podiatry and various arts and crafts (called a hobby knife).Scalpels may be single-use disposable or re-usable.

Re-usable scalpels can have permanently attached blades that can be sharpened or, more commonly, removable single Classification: Cutting tool. The Scalpel and The Kukri is Pitt's second book - to 'complete my narrative' (p.

13) - about his and his family's life in Nepal; it very much follows the same format as A Surgeon in Nepal (London: John Murray, ). An epilogue, however, records the drama near the end of British presence in Dharan.

The Scalpel and the Kukri: A Surgeon and His Family's Adventures Among the Gurkhas is written by Major Peter Pitt who was an army surgeon at British Military Hospital Location: Harborough Road Desborough, Kettering, NN14 2UG, Northamptonshire-East Midlands-England.

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The Scalpel and the Kukri: A Surgeon and His Family's Adventures Among the Gurkhas is written by Major Peter Pitt who was an army surgeon at British Military Hospital Nepal from to In The Scalpel and the Kukri: A Surgeon and His Family's Adventures Among the Gurkhas Peter Pitt writes about his experiences at the BMH in Dharan in East Nepal where he.

The kukri (Devanagari: खुकुरी) (alternatively spelled khukri or khukuri) is a curved Nepalese knife, similar to the machete, used as both a tool and as a is a traditional weapon for Nepalese people, and also a weapon of choice/side arm for all Nepalese including those serving in different armies around the world.

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For reasons best known to the investigators, the kukri was not sent for superior DNA testing while the purple pillow case was. When the 2 nd CBI team took over, the weapons of offence mutated into a golf-club (Rajesh was an occasional golfer) and a scalpel (Rajesh is a dentist!).

The Scalpel and the Kukri: A Surgeon and His Family's Adventures Among the Gurkhas by Peter Pitt. Hardback. Peter Pitt (Essex), £ ISBN Was It Something I Said. by Alan Lettin. Hardback. Memoir Club (Weardale), £ ISBN 1. Author(s): Pitt,Peter Title(s): The scalpel and the kukri: a surgeon and his family's adventures among the Gurkhas/ Peter Pitt.

Country of Publication: England Publisher: Dunmow:. The Scalpel and the Kukri: A Surgeon and His Family's Adventures among the Gurkhas by Peter Pitt (pp. ) Review by: Susan Heydon DOI: /   The Scalpel and the Kukri: a Surgeon and His Family's Adventures Among the Gurkhas.

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Synonyms for Kukri in Free Thesaurus. Antonyms for Kukri. 3 words related to khukuri: knife, Kingdom of Nepal, Nepal.

What are synonyms for Kukri. A scalpel, or lancet, or bistoury, is a small and extremely sharp bladed instrument used for surgery, anatomical dissection, podiatry and various arts and crafts (called a hobby knife).Scalpels may be single-use disposable or re-usable.

Re-usable scalpels can have permanently attached blades that can be sharpened or, more commonly, removable single. This book examines the kukri knife as a combat weapon and relates it to the history of the Gurkha soldier.

It starts with a historical background of the Gurkhas, including an account of the campaigns in which they have fought. It then explores the origin and handling characteristics of the kukri and its combat applications. This book contains three introductory chapters from the three conference co-chairmen, followed by five workshops on particular problems: oral antibiotic treatment, the choice of antibiotic for single-agent therapy, bacterial resistance and two specific types of infection, those that affect the central venous line used for drug delivery and.

Blood-stained kukri and pillow case were found in his house. However, in Decemberthe CBI submitted a closure report. It said the three servants were not to blame and Rajesh Talwar was the.A scalpel, or lancet, is a small and extremely sharp bladed instrument used for surgery, anatomical dissection, and various arts and crafts (called a hobby knife).Scalpels may be single-use disposable or re-usable.

Re-usable scalpels can have attached, resharpenable blades or, more commonly, non-attached, replaceable blades.It has a /8 long, thick, cro-van blade that is ground to a razor edge with a deep belly and weight forward balance that rivals hatchets in terms of chopping power.

With some influence from the kukri and machete, the potbelly is best described as what you get if you crossed a scalpel and a sledgehammer.