Scalpel's Edge

A surgeon's notes


News from Angus

July 12, 2015

Now for an interview with our youngest, Angus, who is five and started at school here this year. What do […]


July 11, 2015

I have been in Nepal for four months now, and I love it.  The whole family enjoys this version of […]

I claim thee, in the name of general surgery (and Friday’s list)

July 10, 2015

With a change to being a more general surgeon, I have picked up a few procedures which weren’t my responsibility […]

Friday’s List – General Surgical Outpatients (monsoon edition)

July 4, 2015

Usually on a Friday I am in theatre, but yesterday I was in outpatients.  Outpatients at Tansen Hospital works differently […]

News from Jacob

July 2, 2015

I wanted to spend some time sharing some interviews with my kids, so those of you who know them, and […]

Friday Cases – June 26

June 27, 2015

As a demonstration of my surgical life at UMN Tansen, I have been sharing what I do each Friday in […]

Green Lighted

June 23, 2015

After confirmation with our employers and our mission agency, Luke and I and our family have been approved to stay […]

A Tansen Friday in June

June 20, 2015

I’m going to try to keep sharing random days, so my first world and non-medical friends can get an idea […]

Missionary discomfort

June 18, 2015

Ever since we started to organise our trip to Nepal, we have been called “missionaries” by various people and agencies. […]


June 16, 2015

Last week our family took a week to visit Pokhara, the local tourist town, with Luke’s parents.  They visited Tansen […]

(c) 2023 C.Cuthbertson. All Rights Reserved. All views expressed on this website are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of any other persons or organisations, such as employers, affiliations, publishers or colleagues.