Invited Commentary| Volume 220, ISSUE 2, P270, August 2020

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Unpacking ‘Global Surgery’: Voices from the grassroots

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      • Mackenzie N. Abraham et al. highlight that Global Surgery is a misunderstood term in their university, and perhaps elsewhere.
      • We, global surgeons from India, present our views in this letter.
      • Global Surgery is a multidisciplinary interface and deals with high-volumes of essential surgeries across multiple broad specialities.
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