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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 …

Differentials: How Are They Affected by Personal Biases?

April 11, 2017 – 10:26 PM |

The Hourglass:
Do but consider this small dust,
Here running in the glass
By atoms moved;
Could you believe that this
The body was
Of one that loved?
And in his mistress’ flame, playing like a fly,
Turned to cinders by her eye?
Yes; …

The Promise of Technology: Good Days Ahead in the Future of Healthcare

September 1, 2016 – 9:43 PM |

In terms of regenerative medicine, it should be noted that the human body has limited regenerative potential, mostly restricted to the liver and some stem cells scattered among tissues that allow for minor regeneration. This …

BioArt – When Life Becomes Raw Material

August 10, 2016 – 10:52 PM |

Anyone who has ever peered down a microscope at a histological slide; or has felt the itch to reach out and touch that cancer cell in a 3D SEM image; or has been blown away …

Importance of Clinical Examination Skills in Paramedical Training

January 31, 2016 – 7:10 PM |

During clinical rounds, medical house officers discuss patients with the consultant. These discussions include patient’s history, their present complaints and supporting labs to reacha specific diagnosis. I found these rounds very knowledgeable because we can …

Turning Autumns to Spring: Writing Our Parts in the Book of Life

January 22, 2016 – 8:24 PM |

Even before I entered the delivery room I heard her scream. It was the first week of my internship. Though Dhaka Medical College Hospital, my workplace, is the biggest hospital in Bangladesh, it is always …

The Orthodontist: Let’s Not Forget the Dentist behind the Dazzling Smiles!

January 12, 2016 – 9:43 PM |

It was a bright Sunday and I was working at the dental emergencies as part of my college studies in Paris. While I was working, I met this eight-year-old girl who had deep cavities on two primary …

Holistic Medicine at a Glimpse: Appreciating Healthcare as a Whole

January 11, 2016 – 9:11 PM |

Our bodies and each system within should be treated as a whole, not as collection of its parts. The term ‘holism’ was coined by South African statesman, Jan Christian Smuts, in 1926. Holistic Medicine was …

The Ethical Quagmire of Medicine: How Deeply Submerged are We?

December 4, 2015 – 5:58 PM |

The medical world and its ethics have undergone a considerable change since the last two decades. There was a time when doctors were the second most revered creatures after teachers, and the ones famously venerated …

Journal of Pioneering Medical Sciences is Proud Partners with the 20th Annual PGME Conference | December 17-18, 2015

November 26, 2015 – 3:52 PM |

The Journal of Pioneering Medical Sciences is proud to annouce it’s partnership with the 20th Aga Khan University Postgraduate Medical Education annual conference (PGME), December 17-18, 2015.

Eternity in an Hour: A Doctor’s Mélange of Musings

June 26, 2015 – 8:20 PM |

I was born to doctor parents, in a family that had a multitude of doctors. So ingrained was the profession in our roots, that a typical family outing would comprise a trip to the local …

Grapefruit: Is it Always the Remedy Everyone Needs?

January 14, 2015 – 8:29 PM |

In our society, it is a common tradition in a number of friends and family gatherings where people took advices and consultations from people who previously suffered from some similar condition as theirs,  in spite …

A Glimpse into the Historical Journey of How We Came to Understand Cancer

December 12, 2014 – 4:37 PM |

Just like any other branch of pathology, our understanding of cancer has also evolved over the period of our existence. The earliest recognition of cancer can be seen in fossils of dinosaurs that existed 80 …