The Doctorless Patient Jul15

The Doctorless Patie...

A young medical student recounts her first week of medical college life and an indelibel expression- not in the wards or the hospital or the labs, but on a bus journey In a bustling bus lingered a vacuous seat, ‘She’s impure,’ they proclaimed; indiscreet. The poor, frail woman shed tear after...

AWARENESS TO ACTION- THE SPECTRE OF ANTIBIOTIC RES...

    Antibiotic resistance awareness week…..phew a mouthful. At first look one is likely to see it as another packaging exercise on the part of some healthcare marketing team. Look a little deeper and you come face to face with a looming public health catastrophe. Terms now coming into common healthcare usage-XDR (extreme drug resistant) diseases, pan resistance, and the apocalyptic sounding ‘post antibiotic world’, all signal a dark future for infectious diseases. Make no mistake, it is menace that that has no silver bullet remedy- it’s only a multi-dimensional approach of clinicians, public health bodies, policy makers and an...

INTIMATIONS OF MORTALITY Mar07

INTIMATIONS OF MORTA...

What can be as morbid as a discussion on mortality? While artists and writers may find it romantic, doctors for the large part don’t like any serious discourse on death. Right ? Well, not quite. Counterintuitive as it may seem, when advances in health and care have seen longevity at an all...

Ente Keralam

  Nothing excites us at TREAT as much as the sight of doctors doing creative work outside their main domain, which informs and enriches their day jobs as well. Rakesh Ramesh, surgical oncologist and multimedia artist brings a unique sensibility to his art. A keen eye makes even his abstracts stand out with quirky details. Life and life forms populate his work- an undercurrent of positivity is omnipresent in his art. A prolific painter, Rakesh has explored different milieu, landscapes and life forms. Keeping with these digital times, his recent foray into art has been on his I-pad. In this issue, we bring you a set where his inspiration is...

Laughing DOSES ̵...

Now who has caught our attention over the last year as much on Facebook and whatsapp as the cartoonist with that tongue in cheek sense of humour, who has helped us laugh at ourselves and make life a little bit easier in our duty rooms, cafetarias and…..confess it, even some OPDs and...