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‘Another World’ by Pat Barker – Review of a Novel at the Intersection of Medicine and Literature

October 23, 2017 – 9:41 PM |

Let’s dive straight into the subject of my blog: Pat Barker’s novel ‘Another World’. A family helter-skelter – a middle-aged professor, Nick, and his heavily pregnant wife, Fran. Their kid Gareth is the classic vicious …

A Closer Look at the Dynamics of Depression – A Defect or a Dose?

July 5, 2016 – 5:25 AM |

Dil e nadan tujhe howa kya hai (Silly heart, what has happened to you?)
Akhir is dard ki dawa kya hai? (What is the remedy for this heartache, afterall?)
 
Depression was not discovered by a Professor of …

Healing the Scars Through Palliation

February 17, 2016 – 11:01 PM |

During my palliative course clinical, I encountered a 41 year old male patient in Aga Khan University Hospital. First he came to the emergency with the complaints of hypotension, fever and a decrease in oral …

All the Colors: An Artistic Glimpse into Schizophrenia

January 12, 2016 – 6:29 PM |

‘It’s not what you painted in my head…’
 
Standing on the grassy ground, feeling the wind slice through every strand of my hair, I exhale out a breath that warmly glides out of me, and I …

Hold Still and Let the Healing Begin

July 30, 2015 – 1:08 AM |

Entering medical school and admiring every aspect of it. A moment you had dreamt of , the joy of achieving the biggest aim of your life.It’s a priceless feeling, indeed.The journey of medical school begins …

Dear Doctor, Are You Strong Enough to be Vulnerable?

July 12, 2015 – 11:50 PM |

I am a doctor. I am supposed to exude strength of magnanimous proportions. I am expected to sign a death certificate without an iota of sadness. I am required to be unreasonably cold and indifferent …

Medicine: A Whorl of Excitement, Demands and Challenges

October 20, 2013 – 11:24 PM |

It was her second day at medical school. She was nervous yet excited, and was cherishing the moments while walking through the corridors, along with other students, when she entered into a room with ten …

Fighting Holmes- Heart over Brain, Empathy over Sympathy

September 23, 2013 – 3:59 PM |

I have always wanted to be Sherlock Holmes. So when it came to choosing a field, I chose medicine. The idea of solving problems that haunted and scared others was appealing. He seemed like the …

What is Keeping Our Patients Away?

August 22, 2013 – 6:05 PM |

“Number 35”, the receptionist called out. Mr. Ali and his wife entered the doctor’s room. The doctor said his general greetings and addressed them, “Mr. Ali, do you have your lab results with you?”
 
His wife eagerly …

Healing of the Mind: Just as Important as the Healing of the Body

August 18, 2013 – 10:41 PM |

In every person’s life, there are certain factors which contribute towards the creation of their personality. Little things make a man, a distinct person; make him who he is. Similarly, in every doctor’s life, there are …