Prof Dr B Anandarajan of Sri Muthukumaran Medical College, Chennai and Dr A Prathipa of Madras Veterinary College, Chennai have compiled a book in 11 languages to enable doctors and medical students to have basic, common, medical-related conversations with patients. Titled Multilingual Book for Medical Conversation, the book has potential conversations in the following languages – Tamil, English, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Urdu, German, Japanese, Arabic and Marathi. The book was released on April 7, 2014 (World Health Day).