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In The Bonesetter's Waiting Room: Travels Through Indian Medicine

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India defies definition, and the story of medicine in India is similarly rich and complex: shaped... Read More

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India 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, Indian Medicine 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. Indian Medicine 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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Title: In The Bonesetter's Waiting Room: Travels Through Indian Medicine
Author: Aarathi Prasad
Publisher: Profile Publishers
ISBN: 9781781257630
SKU: BK0290303
EAN: 9781781257630
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Reading age : All Age Groups

About Author

Aarathi Prasad Is A Biologist And Writer. She Has Appeared On Tv And Radio Programmes, Including Bbc Radio 4, Channel 4 And The Discovery Channel. She Is The Author Of Like A Virgin: How Science Is Redesigning The Rules Of Sex. She Lives In London.

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