Ropanasuri [roopânâ soo–ree] is an ancient Javanese Hindi of Bahasa Sansekerta (Sanskrit, Indo–Europe) designating the healing knife, i.e., the scalpel. The term was first proposed in 1967 by Moenadjat Wiratmadja, a senior plastic surgeon (1921–1980), and subsequently used in the symbol of the Indonesian Surgeons Association (IKABI). In addition, he expressed the noble of such a knife with the words which are also in Sanskrit’s: sutiksna usada sudharma marga (Sanskrit: sutiksna means blade knife; usada implies a condition of wellbeing; sudharma means prosperity, welfare; marga means people, human being); thus it means ‘the surgical blade for the prosperity of human being.’

Later, surgeons who interested in writing and publishing the scientific articles in the surgical field applied Ropanasuri as the name of a journal first published by the Indonesian Surgeons Association. The journal was delivered in the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia (the 1970s), nowadays refers to the official journal of IKABI, with the attribute Indonesian Journal of Surgery.

The New Ropanasuri was redelivered in the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia (2016), as a means of scientific publication of staff and residents in the Department of Surgery following the international standard. The launching paralleled to the development of research in surgery and reestablishment of the scientific atmosphere in the Department of Surgery and accredited by ARJUNA Kementerian Riset, Teknologi, Dan Pendidikan Tinggi Republik Indonesia on 2019, and indexed by SINTA - Science and Technology Index (Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia), Garuda (Garba Rujukan Digital, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of Republic Indonesia) and Google Scholar.

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[1] Sanskrit words in Sanskrit Sanskṛtabhāsa means perfect language. That is, the opposite of language Prakrit, or the language of the ordinary people (from Wikipedia, https://id.wikipedia.org)

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