|Dr. O.P. Kapoor is
an eminent physician, a gifted teacher, a
dedicated academician, a prolific author and a
trail blazing editor.
Dr. O. P. Kapoor was Prof. of
Medicine and Hon. Physician at the Grant Medical
College and J.J. Hospital. He was a visiting Hon.
Physician at the Jaslok Hospital and the Bombay
Hospital. Fellowship of Royal College of
Edidgburgh was conferred on him in 1974 and then
followed Fellowships of a number of other
awarded Dr. B.C. Roy National Award for Eminent
Medical Teacher in the year in 1982. he delivered
Netaji Oration for 1981 - the most prestigious
oration of the Association of Gastroenterology
and the Warner Gasteroenterology oration in 1982.
Kapoor has lectured extensively in over 100 towns
and cities in India and has addressed learned
medical audiences in the U.K. and U.S.A.
life, he has done "honorary" teaching.
His marathon teaching sessions are legendary and
several generations of undergraduate and
postgraduate students gratefully recall the way
he made complex subjects appear simple. His love
for teaching seems to be self renewing and even
to this day he conducts lectures for 1200 final
year MBBS students from all the medical colleges
of Bombay at the Birla Matushri Sabhagar for
total of 72 hours - 6 hours at stretch. He
retired from Grant Medical College and J.J.
Hospital in 1986, where over 33 years, he coached
another 11,000 medical students and practitioners
while he holds lecture courses for 3 months every
year at a public auditorium - Birla Matushri
Sabhagar. He has held innumerable week-end
refresher courses for General Practitioners all
over India where he has travelled at his own
expense. Thus he has covered every city of India
from Kashmir to Kerala and Kutch to Orissa and
coached over 20,000 medical practitioners. The
British Medical Journal thought it fit to suggest
that his name should appear in the Guiness Book
of World Records.
O.P.Kapoor has to his credit more than
six hundred publications in various medical
journals. He is the author of twelve books
including the Guide for General Practitioners (7
parts) and a Monograph on Amoebic Liver Abscess.
This book has in fact been quoted for reference
in the Oxford text book of medicine for
post-graduates. His book on " Common
Chronic Disease patterns in Arabian Gulf, Saudi
Arabia and Yemen" was reviewed in Saudi
Arabia medical journal and was not only
recommended to all expatriate doctors working in
those countries, but also to local Arab doctors
who would grasp day to day problems of their Arab
patients after reading this book. His book on
Vegetarian Diet was the first book published in
India on this subject. He has had published a
Family Medical Guide in English, Hindi, Urdu,
Marathi, Sindhi and German Languages. Presently,
He is the dynamic Editor of the widely read
Bombay Hospital Journal.