A young engineer walks in. A woman in her thirties. She has a small lump in her breast. The cancer Surgeon orders a mammogram. The radiologist with special interest in breast diseases calls and tells: “She has a lump. A BIRAADS 5.” Data from tens of thousands of patients have taught us enough to grade […]
Category: Rational ruminations
Wikipedia- Banned! Is this madness catching?
It is one of the modern wonders of the world. A blaze of light in the darkness. People there- especially young ones- must be crying? or they could be saying: “Useless Europeans! They ruled us and looted us, and now they are coming with conspiracy laden gimmicks to destroy our ancient culture. Bah!” And this […]
Training and Indian Medicine.
It was my first day at JIPMER. That was a theatre day. I was slinking in the shadows, making myself as inconspicuous as possible. That was when the Senior Resident called out my name. “Hey, you! The next case is a hernia repair. The first year has to do.” I was stunned. He expertly guided […]
I know there are many worlds out there. It is a bit like Hugh Everett’s ‘Many Worlds’ interpretation of quantum mechanics. There. I show you, in one stroke, that I am a sophisticated ass, brainy in a physicsy way, and yet I took Medicine as a career. But here, in this country of almost one […]
Dinkan- The New-underwear God
I knew a friend once. He always dressed fashionably. The latest trends blossomed neatly on his person. But he had a dark, festering secret. His underwear was the worst imaginable. I saw it as family heirlooms, handed unchanged and unwashed through generations. The holes would let rats through, and the stink could raise a dead […]