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

You nod , and you li...


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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...

What They don’t Teach You in Medical School

There are many, many things they don’t teach you in medical school which are essential to life after medical college. Things like the travails of the stock market; when, where and how much to invest; when to make career moves like shifting to another country. Imagine during internship, there was a two week posting wherein interns could get to know how to work in different countries- the licensing exams, the expected salary structure, the problems and so on. That would be fun. But unfortunately, this article is not about any of that. Its about another matter which is not taught in medical school- communication. Not the communication of...

CuraTED – Inspirational TED Talks For Doctors Nov16

CuraTED – Insp...

There are few things as rewarding to the mind and the soul as a dose of TED talks. Here is our brief list of assorted TED talks on Healthcare from the last few years; by physicians, social activists, strategists and patients. In this set, the first in a series, let us look at the talks that...

That tube around you...

The stethoscope has evolved over the years and the origin of the stethoscope and its history is as fascinating as the history of medicine itself. The origin of the stethoscope is credited to Laennec in 1816, who initially devised a cone made of thick paper and used it to hear sounds!! The...

A Rural Practitioner’s Happiness

  Dr. Lalit Narayan wrote this poem while doing his stint as a young Medical graduate at the Tribal Health Initiative, Sittilingi, Tamil Nadu. You might be tempted to ask why this has been the best year of my life. Here’s why. Tiny hands. Big eyes. The cutest damn expression in the world. That’s my reward. That’s happiness. Then I walk out of the labour ward. I can see hills all around. Green. That’s my reward. That’s happiness. My cottage sits on the edge of the forest. Full of books, art films and insects. That’s my reward. That’s happiness. The local women who work at our hospital Call me...