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Journal article:


1. Sengupta S, Shukla D, Ramulu P, Natarajan S, Biswas J. Publish or perish: The art of scientific writing. Indian J Ophthalmol 2014; 62: 1089-93.


2. Basu S, Sangwan VS. Autologous ex-vivo cultivated limbal transplantation for the treatment of unilateral limbal stem cell deficiency.

Current Indian Eye Research 2014; 2: 51-7.


Chapter in a book:


Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. pp. 465-73.

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