Dr Robin Williams- R...

You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome. Robin Williams moved on to the theatre in the sky recently. A man who entertained generations had incredible acting skills, unbounded energy and great sense of humour all...

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...

Sleeping Syndrome Sep02

Sleeping Syndrome

In our new section SYNDROMIX, we take you through FICTIONAL CHARACTERS after whom syndromes have been named. This week we have the story of Sleeping Syndrome or Rip Van Winkle syndrome ! Who is Rip Van Winkle?? Rip Van Winkle is a short story which was written by American Author Washington...