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Save the Junior Doctors: Primum Non Nocere

It seems like an age old saga of woe and misery. Once again the media and mob seem to have ransacked and attacked on duty junior doctors in Bankura Sammilani Medical College, one of the premier teaching tertiary care hospitals in the state. Although at the outset I must admit that I have heard of… Keep Reading

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Binayak Sen: The Truth Will Out

Binayak Sen has been granted bail by the Supreme Court of India. Victory for justice, human rights, truth. Dr Binayak Sen gets bail from Supreme Court. — Pritish Nandy (@PritishNandy) April 15, 2011 This is definitely good news! After so many months of duress and injustice, justice is served. Starting from incarceration under a draconian… Keep Reading

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Teenage Pregnancy: An Ethics Question

You-know! This post on Not House’s blog set me thinking about an ethically dicey question (Medical ethics has always been one of my pet peeves): Teenage Pregnancy and Consent. In this post, I am going to state an ethics issue, to which you may feel free to post your views/comments on (regarding the ethical implications… Keep Reading

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Tuskegee in Guatemala: Reblog from H&H

I stumbled across this blog from The Centre for the Humanities and Health at King’s College London, a Wellcome Trust-funded research centre in the Medical Humanities, which really caught my fancy. I liked several posts, and especially loved this one. habving read Susan Reverby’s draft paper, I must say I was a little shocked with… Keep Reading

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Epic #WIN Post: White Coat’s Call Room

This post by White Coat over at EPMonthly really had me by the chords of my heart! This has always been one of the blogs that I have loved reading, and I must say, somehow, the words resonated with something I had been feeling of late: People won’t remember how good of a doctor you… Keep Reading

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Two Sides of the Same Coin

There has been a lot of noise on the interwebs lately centering the almost prophetic death of two of the most popular (at least posthumously) faces of breast cancer sufferers. Kim Tinkham and Elizabeth Edwards. Whilst the former concentrated on alternative medical therapies, stressing on the need for alkalinizing the body to cure cancer which… Keep Reading

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World AIDS Day: A Short History

On the eve of one of the most popular days in the medical calendar, the World AIDS Day, let me dwell on a short history of this day. Celebrated on 1st December every year, the World AIDS Day is dedicated to raising awareness, funding and acceptance of HIV/AIDS and the 35 million people worldwide living… Keep Reading

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