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In the bonesetter's waiting room: travels through Indian medicine

By: Prasad, Aarathi.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London Profile Books Limited 2016Description: 214 p.ISBN: 9781781257630.Subject(s): Public health - Tsundur - India | Healing - Tsundur - India | Traditional medicine - Tsundur - India | Ayurvedic - Medicine | Public healthDDC classification: 610.954 Summary: BBC Radio 4 Book of the WeekIndia defies definition, and the story of medicine in India is similarly rich and complex: shaped by unique challenges and opportunities, uniting cutting-edge technological developments with ancient cultural traditions, fuelled by political changes which transformed the lives of millions and moulded by the energy of forceful individuals.Here, Aarathi Prasad investigates how Indian medicine came to be the way it is. Her travels will take her to bonesetter clinics in Jaipur and Hyderabad and the waiting-rooms of Bollywood's best plastic surgeons, and introduce her to traditional healers as well as the world-beating heart surgeon who is revolutionising treatment of the poor around the globe. From the asthma treatment 'cure' that involves swallowing a live fish, to ground-breaking mental health initiatives in Mumbai's Dharavi mega-slum and ground-breaking neuroscience happening inside the Mughal walls of old Delhi, In the Bonesetter's Waiting Room tells the story of the Indian people, in sickness and in health, and provides a unique perspective on the most diverse and fascinating country in the world.In the Bonesetter's Waiting Room will accompany a programme of Wellcome Collection exhibitions and activity exploring India's rich plurality of cultures of medicine, healing and well-being in Indian cities in 2016. https://profilebooks.com/in-the-bonesetter-039-s-waiting-room.html
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Table of Contents:

1. Depressed in Dharavi
2. Bollywood Bodies
3. Knowledge for Long Life
4. The Heart of the Matter
5. Blood, Bile, Bone
6. The Fish Doctors
7. The Mother Goddess
8. Rewiring the Brain

BBC Radio 4 Book of the WeekIndia defies definition, and the story of medicine in India is similarly rich and complex: shaped by unique challenges and opportunities, uniting cutting-edge technological developments with ancient cultural traditions, fuelled by political changes which transformed the lives of millions and moulded by the energy of forceful individuals.Here, Aarathi Prasad investigates how Indian medicine came to be the way it is. Her travels will take her to bonesetter clinics in Jaipur and Hyderabad and the waiting-rooms of Bollywood's best plastic surgeons, and introduce her to traditional healers as well as the world-beating heart surgeon who is revolutionising treatment of the poor around the globe. From the asthma treatment 'cure' that involves swallowing a live fish, to ground-breaking mental health initiatives in Mumbai's Dharavi mega-slum and ground-breaking neuroscience happening inside the Mughal walls of old Delhi, In the Bonesetter's Waiting Room tells the story of the Indian people, in sickness and in health, and provides a unique perspective on the most diverse and fascinating country in the world.In the Bonesetter's Waiting Room will accompany a programme of Wellcome Collection exhibitions and activity exploring India's rich plurality of cultures of medicine, healing and well-being in Indian cities in 2016.

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