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PHILOSOPHY OF MEDICINE - 3...

PHILOSOPHY OF MEDICINE - 3 DR PRAFUL DESAI On a hot, sultry October evening, way back in 1968, I had just about completed the clinic patients when three brothers walked i...Read More

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PHILOSOPHY OF MEDICINE - 2...

PHILOSOPHY OF MEDICINE - 2 DR PRAFUL DESAI  Having spent nearly 3 and half decades - the best part of my life - in the diagnosis and management of cancer, one mig...Read More

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PHILOSOPHY OF MEDICINE - 1...

PHILOSOPHY OF MEDICINE - 1 DR PRAFUL DESAI Human life does not always follow a charted course. Th...Read More

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LUCK FAVOURS THE BRAVE - 6...

LUCK FAVOURS THE BRAVE - 6 DR SUBHASH J. DALAL  Experience has made me wise and ...Read More

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LUCK FAVOURS THE BRAVE - 5...

LUCK FAVOURS THE BRAVE - 5 DR SUBHASH J. DALAL To me, every inadvertent death represents a profound failure, a dreadful reminder of personal inadequacy and yet I shal...Read More

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LUCK FAVOURS THE BRAVE - 4...

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LUCK FAVOURS THE BRAVE - 3...

LUCK FAVOURS THE BRAVE - 3 DR SUBHASH J. DALAL  Whoever says poverty and illiteracy are barrier...Read More

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LUCK FAVOURS THE BRAVE - 2...

LUCK FAVOURS THE BRAVE - 2 DR SUBHASH J. DALAL There comes a time in the life of every surgeon or anaesthesiologist, when suddenly out of the blue, he encounters the deat...Read More

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LUCK FAVOURS THE BRAVE - 1...

LUCK FAVOURS THE BRAVE - 1 DR SUBHASH J. DALAL For a child, parents are a constant source of love, affection and joy. They can inculcate qualities like courage and honesty in the...Read More

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THE PASSAGE OF THE DENTURES - 11...

THE PASSAGE OF THE DENTURES - 11 DR H.L. CHULANI I have described the many emotions which a doctor feels in his practic...Read More

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THE PASSAGE OF THE DENTURES - 10...

THE PASSAGE OF THE DENTURES - 10 DR H.L. CHULANI Doctors have a moral code. Secrets which patients reveal during histor...Read More

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THE PASSAGE OF THE DENTURES - 9...

THE PASSAGE OF THE DENTURES - 9 DR H.L. CHULANI Over the years generally a doctor becomes immune to the sights of disea...Read More

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THE PASSAGE OF THE DENTURES - 8...

  THE PASSAGE OF THE DENTURES - 8 DR H.L. CHULANI A surgical operation is team work and the success of any operati...Read More

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THE PASSAGE OF THE DENTURES - 7...

THE PASSAGE OF THE DENTURES - 7 DR H.L. CHULANI  In the hierarchy of the operation theatre staff, the top rung is ...Read More

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THE PASSAGE OF THE DENTURES - 6 ...

  THE PASSAGE OF THE DENTURES - 6 DR H.L. CHULANI   Rarely do things get left in various body cavities...Read More

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THE PASSAGE OF THE DENTURES - 5...

THE PASSAGE OF THE DENTURES - 5 DR H.L. CHULANI Let me take you back to the lighter side of medic...Read More

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THE PASSAGE OF THE DENTURES - 4...

 THE PASSAGE OF THE DENTURES - 4 DR H.L. CHULANI Normally, when a patient does not recover, he either...Read More

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THE PASSAGE OF THE DENTURES - 3...

 THE PASSAGE OF THE DENTURES - 3 DR H.L. CHULANI  Human perseverance is legendary. Mr. Sheikh from Hyderabad had an anal fistula. An anal fistula is an opening close to...Read More

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THE PASSAGE OF THE DENTURES - 2 ...

THE PASSAGE OF THE DENTURES - 2 DR H.L. CHULANI  It is generally believed that most doctors lead a dull boring and unexciting life. This is not really so. Let me ...Read More

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THE PASSAGE OF THE DENTURES - 1...

THE PASSAGE OF THE DENTURES - 1 DR H.L. CHULANI   I am a colorectal surgeon. The colon and rectum are the last part of the intestines concerned with the disposal of ...Read More

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THE GIFT OF GRATITUDE - 7...

THE GIFT OF GRATITUDE - 7 By Dr.K.V.Chaubal  The Indian doctor is worshipped. His merit is not assessed by pure medical achievement. The most intricate, difficult...Read More

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THE GIFT OF GRATITUDE - 6...

THE GIFT OF GRATITUDE - 6 By Dr.K.V.Chaubal Faith, more than reason, brought Mrs Nigam to me. I h...Read More

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THE GIFT OF GRATITUDE - 5...

 THE GIFT OF GRATITUDE - 5 By Dr.K.V.Chaubal ...Read More

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THE GIFT OF GRATITUDE - 4...

 THE GIFT OF GRATITUDE - 4 By Dr.K.V.Chaubal   "Gargi is just ten”-The mother, ...Read More

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THE GIFT OF GRATITUDE - 3...

THE GIFT OF GRATITUDE - 3 By Dr.K.V.Chaubal  How are you, Mrs Dubhash? Any problem?", I greet the pa...Read More

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THE GIFT OF GRATITUDE - 2 ...

THE GIFT OF GRATITUDE - 2 By Dr.K.V.Chaubal I am convinced no surgeon could be a good surgeon unless he has an ego-but he would remain so only when he learns to shed it...Read More

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THE GIFT OF GRATITUDE - 1...

THE GIFT OF GRATITUDE - 1 By Dr.K.V.Chaubal It does not happen every day! You do not have to enter the house and start the conversation apologetically because you ha...Read More

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THE GURU TRADITION - 9...

THE GURU TRADITION - 9 DR Y.G. BHOJRAJ In his later years, Dr Baliga stopped charging fees for his operat...Read More

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THE GURU TRADITION - 8...

THE GURU TRADITION - 8 DR Y.G. BHOJRAJ As I said earlier, I owe everything to Dr Baliga. But for his help and insi...Read More

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THE GURU TRADITION-7...

  THE GURU TRADITION-7 DR Y.G. BHOJRAJ Then there is another instance of Dr Baliga's rigid adherance to principles. It was about 9 a.m. Dr Baliga was operating on a...Read More

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THE GURU TRADITION - 6...

  THE GURU TRADITION - 6 DR Y.G. BHOJRAJ As Dr Baliga's fame and practice grew, he began to acquire many friends and admirers. Among them were film stars like Raj K...Read More

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THE GURU TRADITION - 5...

THE GURU TRADITION - 5 DR Y.G. BHOJRAJ   Dr Baliga had a very humble beginning. He had to struggle...Read More

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THE GURU TRADITION - 4...

  THE GURU TRADITION - 4 DR Y.G. BHOJRAJ I have reason to be grateful to so many of my teache...Read More

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THE GURU TRADITION - 3...

  THE GURU TRADITION - 3 DR Y.G. BHOJRAJ    For more than a decade, Dr G.M. Phadke, Dr A.V. Baliga and Dr Shantilal Mehta dominated the surgical fi...Read More

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THE GURU TRADITION - 2...

 THE GURU TRADITION - 2 DR Y.G. BHOJRAJ For more than a decade, Dr G.M. Phadke, Dr A.V. Baliga and D...Read More

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THE GURU TRADITION - 1...

THE GURU TRADITION - 1 DR Y.G. BHOJRAJ My medical experience, extends to some five decades, datin...Read More

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TO LOVE IS TO HELP LIVE - 5...

TO LOVE IS TO HELP LIVE - 5DR.S.N.BHAGWATI    A young man of 26, Vilas was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Bombay Hospital, having fallen from...Read More

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TO LOVE IS TO HELP LIVE - 4 ...

TO LOVE IS TO HELP LIVE - 4  DR.S.N.BHAGWATI Dr Mohan was appearing for his Board examination. He had failed in previous a...Read More

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TO LOVE IS TO HELP LIVE - 3...

TO LOVE IS TO HELP LIVE - 3   DR.S.N.BHAGWATI    Dr Dube, a young surgeon of 32 years was experiencing giddiness, unsteadiness and headach...Read More

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TO LOVE IS TO HELP LIVE - 2...

 TO LOVE IS TO HELP LIVE - 2 DR.S.N.BHAGWATI Dr Ramdas had just come back from United Kingdom having completed his...Read More

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TO LOVE IS TO HELP LIVE - 1...

TO LOVE IS TO HELP LIVE - 1 DR.S.N.BHAGWATI Gita was a very vivacious and lively girl, full of ze...Read More

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A PATIENT IS A LIVING TEXT BOOK ! - 16...

A PATIENT IS A LIVING TEXT BOOK ! - 16DR A.V. BAVDEKAR    Most of my patients take an immediate liking for me. They accept my diagnosis even if it should lead ...Read More

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A PATIENT IS A LIVING TEXT BOOK ! - 15...

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A PATIENT IS A LIVING TEXT BOOK ! - 14...

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A PATIENT IS A LIVING TEXT BOOK ! - 13...

A PATIENT IS A LIVING TEXT BOOK ! - 13 DR A.V. BAVDEKAR Mirza is a great comedian both on stage and on the celluloi...Read More

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A PATIENT IS A LIVING TEXT BOOK ! - 12...

 A PATIENT IS A LIVING TEXT BOOK ! - 12 DR A.V. BAVDEKAR Maya Ambardekar was a young girl of 15; she ...Read More

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A PATIENT IS A LIVING TEXT BOOK ! - 11...

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A PATIENT IS A LIVING TEXT BOOK ! - 10...

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A PATIENT IS A LIVING TEXT BOOK ! - 9...

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A PATIENT IS A LIVING TEXT BOOK ! - 8...

A PATIENT IS A LIVING TEXT BOOK ! - 8 DR A.V. BAVDEKAR    I came to know Shri Bhalji Pendharkar through my wife, whose family ...Read More

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A PATIENT IS A LIVING TEXT BOOK ! - 7...

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A PATIENT IS A LIVING TEXT BOOK ! - 6...

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A PATIENT IS A LIVING TEXT BOOK ! - 5...

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A PATIENT IS A LIVING TEXT BOOK ! - 4...

  A PATIENT IS A LIVING TEXT BOOK ! - 4 DR A.V. BAVDEKAR  I met Baba Amte for the first time at a social gathering (mitra melava) which is an annual event at hi...Read More

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A PATIENT IS A LIVING TEXT BOOK! - 3...

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A PATIENT IS A LIVING TEXT BOOK ! - 2 ...

A PATIENT IS A LIVING TEXT BOOK !  - 2 DR A.V. BAVDEKAR Every patient has been my living textbook. I have learnt much from my patients. I still keep on learning. A...Read More

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A PATIENT IS A LIVING TEXT BOOK - 1...

A PATIENT IS A LIVING TEXT BOOK ! - 1 DR A.V. BAVDEKAR   Serving the sick has been my mission and passion. "Service to sick is service to God” is my life...Read More

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DOCTOR'S DILEMMA(10)...

DOCTOR'S DILEMMA(10) DR RAVI BAPAT    Now, after 27 years as a surgeon, teacher and academician, I have started thinking about our lacunae. In the last...Read More

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DOCTOR'S DILEMMA(9)...

 DOCTOR'S DILEMMA(9) DR RAVI BAPAT I enjoy treating geriatric patients. One has to understand their ...Read More

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DOCTOR'S DILEMMA (8)...

DOCTOR'S DILEMMA(8) DR RAVI BAPAT  It is a common observation that an apprehensive, unwilling patient...Read More

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DOCTOR'S DILEMMA (7)...

  DOCTOR'S DILEMMA (7)DR RAVI BAPAT   Another case concerns a wealthy businessman, Mr J. Our experience in a general hospital is that rich people tend to believe t...Read More

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DOCTOR'S DILEMMA (6)...

DOCTOR'S DILEMMA (6) DR RAVI BAPAT   I have always felt that half the battle is won when a p...Read More

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DOCTOR'S DILEMMA (5)...

 DOCTOR'S DILEMMA (5) DR RAVI BAPAT Sometimes a physician ends up as the victim of media sensational...Read More

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DOCTOR'S DILEMMA (4)...

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DOCTOR'S DILEMMA (3)...

DOCTOR'S DILEMMA (3) DR RAVI BAPAT   A physician sometimes succumbs to pressures as a result ...Read More

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DOCTOR'S DILEMMA (2)...

DOCTOR'S DILEMMA (2) DR RAVI BAPAT   An event that is etched firmly in my memory is the case of Draupadi—a housewife with a child 11-months old—...Read More

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Doctor's Dilemma (1)...

DOCTOR'S DILEMMA (1) DR RAVI BAPAT The medical profession has undergone substantial change in th...Read More

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A Matter of Faith (13)...

 A MATTER OF FAITH (13) DR N.H. ANTIA The proliferating corporate sector companies which operate scanners, MRIs, l...Read More

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A Matter of Faith (12)...

A MATTER OF FAITH (12) DR N.H. ANTIA The post-war period was a period of physical privation but the intensity of human ...Read More

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A Matter of Faith (11)...

 A MATTER OF FAITH (11) DR N.H. ANTIA As a recently qualified surgeon and Resident Surgical Officer at the Preston...Read More

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A Matter of Faith (10)...

A MATTER OF FAITH (10) DR N.H. ANTIA  Sometime in the early sixties, Dr Satyaprakash from the Snowdo...Read More

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A Matter of Faith (9)...

 A MATTER OF FAITH (9) DR N.H. ANTIA Way back in 1960. I was invited to Qatar to perform some plastic surgery proc...Read More

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A Matter of Faith (8)...

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A Matter of Faith (7)...

 A MATTER OF FAITH (7) DR N.H. ANTIA Dahisar was a small village about 11 miles from Bombay-Pune Road where I used...Read More

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A Matter of Faith (6)...

 A MATTER OF FAITH (6) DR N.H. ANTIA  Pune was fortunate in having the legendary Dr Coyajee working in a smal...Read More

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A Matter of Faith (5)...

A MATTER OF FAITH (5) DR N.H. ANTIA As a young schoolboy in Thane, the monthly visit of Dr Moos to our home was an...Read More

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A Matter of Faith (4)...

  A MATTER OF FAITH (4) DR N.H. ANTIA When I came to Bombay in 1958, I started admitting leprosy patients in the wards of the Plastic Surgery Department with all th...Read More

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A Matter of Faith (3)...

On March 13, 1958, I took the bold step of starting surgery a...Read More

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A Matter of Faith (2)...

A MATTER OF FAITH (2) DR N.H. ANTIA   ...Read More

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A Matter of Faith (1)...

 A MATTER OF FAITH (1) DR N.H. ANTIA After graduating from Grant Medical College, Bombay in 1945, I ...Read More

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TO ERR IS HUMAN (7)...

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TO ERR IS HUMAN (6)...

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TO ERR IS HUMAN (5)...

  TO ERR IS HUMAN (5) DR G.S. AMBARDEKAR   In the early fifties, Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, one of India's distinguished vocalists had to undergo a ...Read More

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TO ERR IS HUMAN (4)...

      TO ERR IS HUMAN (4) DR G.S. AMBARDEKAR    Doctors, too, are human; they may occasionally commit errors. The emotion...Read More

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TO ERR IS HUMAN (3)...

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To Err is Human (2)...

 To Err is Human (2) by Dr.G.S.AMBARDEKAR My first s...Read More

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To Err is Human - 1...

TO ERR IS HUMAN - 1 DR G.S. AMBARDEKAR Way back in the twenties, I was aspiring to become a surge...Read More

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THE RED BADGE OF BRAVERY (5)...

THE RED BADGE OF BRAVERY (5) DR V.S. AJGAONKAR Ramesh Kumar has a unique, place in the annals of Thalassemia histo...Read More

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THE RED BADGE OF BRAVERY (4)...

 THE RED BADGE OF BRAVERY (4) DR V.S. AJGAONKAR I have, in my practice, come across even kids who hav...Read More

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The Red Badge of Bravery (3)...

THE RED BADGE OF BRAVERY (3) DR V.S. AJGAONKAR    Heroic deeds and a fighting spirit are not confined to battlefields. Such deeds can be witnessed even...Read More

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THE RED BADGE OF BRAVERY (2)...

  THE RED BADGE OF BRAVERY (2) DR V.S. AJGAONKAR I will now relate a touching experience which brings out the inherent goodness in doctors.   I was...Read More

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The Red Badge of Bravery (1)...

THE RED BADGE OF BRAVERY (1) DR V.S. AJGAONKAR In a life time of medical practice, a physician ha...Read More

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Stressed life...

Shanti Prakash Vyas Hi, i am not a doctor by profession but i treat people with my learned techniques which are popularly known as acupressure, the main aim of acupressure is to fig...Read More

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Why I’m a doctor: Life-changing stories from med...

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The gift of Ayurveda...

Guest Story I am an ayurvedic doctor and recently i came across a case of a patient who was suffering from a fungal infection above his knee area,his leg had been ampu...Read More

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Melancholic ...

Guest Story, That was the worst day of my life. Incidents like this lowers our self esteem. I tried my best but was unable to save the mother at the time of her delivery. Her condit...Read More

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ONE STEP TOWARDS HAPPY LIFE....

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WAY To Happiness...

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Assumptions aren't always accurate...

My uncle is an E.N.T Onco Surgeon and he has always been a friend to me.Whenever I engage in a conversation with him I lose track of time because he always has so many interesting things to tal...Read More