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The Tyranny of Diagnosis

For a profession that primarily concentrates on the well being of the human being, we seem to be very disconnected with the suffering person. We hide behind the facades of cases/bed no./patient ID or sometimes, even diagnoses/differential diagnoses to depersonalize the man who is suffering the disease. We end up diagnosing the disease, treating the… Keep Reading

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Life Beyond Medicine

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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Research Blogging

Sex and the Senile

Geriatric sexuality is a very sparsely explored domain in the medical arena. With the developing world getting top heavy on the age pyramid, this has become a rather timely question to ask. This study conducted in Australia takes a look at the prevalence of sexual activities in people ages 75 years and above (upto 95… Keep Reading

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Tears = Turn Off

How many of us have been reduced to blubbering idiots by the tears of a distressed damsel? I am sure the casualties are too many to put a number. Almost all of us have come across a time when we were moved by the tears of a lady. Often the center of male chauvinism, the… Keep Reading

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Another Brick in the Wall

This is a repost from my old blog. Something happened today morning to remind me of the fact that as medical students we go through some of the worst times in our lives, and it never pays to give up in the struggle for life. I am trying to mask the identities and changing the… 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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Valentine’s Day Special: John Hunter

In this special series, I will try to head up to Valentine’s Day with a series of posts to celebrate the day of love with posts not quite so pink and rosey. And I will start with the volatile Scottish surgeon: John Hunter! Yeah. You read that right! Read on, to understand why I chose… Keep Reading

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Death Drug on the Death Row

In the lethal injections used to execute prisoners on the death row, one of the major components is an important anesthetic drug called sodium thiopental. Under a three drug protocol, sodium thiopental is used to anaesthetise the prisoner, then pancuronium bromide paralyses him, before potassium chloride is administered to cause a fatal heart attack. (1)… Keep Reading

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