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Medical Gods I met upon Earth: Part V

Patients who taught me life. The breathless grandpa. © Dr. Rajas Deshpande This octogenarian Mr. Abaji was admitted for the umpteenth time in the general ward for sudden breathlessness due to a respiratory condition called COPD. In general ward at govt. hospitals, there’s barely three feet distance between beds, without any privacy (No embroidered / […]

Suicide / Homicide of Patients

(c) Dr. Rajas Deshpande Tuesday 3 pm. OPD “She needs urgent admission and treatment.. she may be developing a stroke.” I told the relatives of this 70 some year old lady who was having recurrent episodes of tingling / numbness all over her body, with slurred speech. Otherwise healthy. The disturbed family was displeased: a […]

Medical Gods I met upon Earth: Part VII

The Mother Brain © Dr. Rajas Deshpande “Get out of the ward, Rajas!” said Dr. Pravina Shah. Although many of my teachers may have thought of these words school onwards, it was Dr. P. U. Shah who finally said them, in the first month of my joining the D.M. Neurology course at KEM hospital (Seth […]