You nod , and you listen and you gently just smile Jan09

You nod , and you li...

Tears, fears and sometimes jeers- this is the lot of the modern doctor. How we take it is, well, mostly up to us. Dermatologist and theatre personality Anil Abraham takes you through all this.. My elderly Gynae Prof used to recommend a policy called MASTERFUL INACTIVITY in most normal...

Medicine and Movies Nov30

Medicine and Movies

“Medicine and movies ?”, you may well ask. The traditional stereotype of a doctor is one of a nerdy individual with thick soda glasses who is far removed from anything that Vidya Balan may refer to as “ Entertainment, Entertainment, Entertainment !” Boring, bookish and bland. None of the doctors I know come even close to this cliché. Some are singers, yet others are classical dancers; some are smart and sassy and still others are downright funny. So who creates these stereotypes ? Is there peer pressure to fulfil them ? I still remember my father giving one of my senior medical colleagues the once over and declaring with a disdainful sniff...