The Egerton Room was once again abuzz as the Medical Society hosted its first meeting of the half. Mr Donald Sammut gave an intriguing insight into the surgery of the hand. He described the morphology, the artistic reconstruction and the reconfiguration of this vital organ. The hand – one of the crucial reasons for our success as humans – was intricately summarised with the use of some beautiful illustrations drawn by Mr Sammut himself. These featured some graphic images of sawn-off digits accompanied by explanations of the surgical procedures involved. He also gave an insight into his own independently-run charity called Working Hands, based in Nepal, which works alongside local medics. Mr Sammut was interesting and engaging and managed to inspire an audience of over 110 pupils from many different schools, a number of whom responded with some pertinent questions to round off the evening.
Harry Rosen (GRP)