Himalayan Medicine

Exploring Health in Urban and Rural India




Our third week of the rotation took us to the mountain village of Mussoorie which is one of Dehradun's many "Hill stations." After an hour and a half drive up the winding mountain roads (which left all of us feeling... Continue Reading →


The Medical Landscape – a viewpoint from the streets of Dehradun

If you were to hop onto the nearest vikram and go for a ride down one of the streets of a Dehradun you would find yourself driving past a chemist shop (pharmacy) on every corner, a mixture of doctors practicing... Continue Reading →

A Visit to the Doctor’s Office

On our second day of the rotation, we had the pleasure of going to City Heart Hospital founded by Dr. Sanjay Gandhi for an evening clinic. Now, I want you to stop and take a moment to consider the mental... Continue Reading →

A walk around town Рlife in Dehradun 

Dehradun is a small-medium sized city of five hundred sixty thousand located in the state of Uttarakhand in the northeast of India near the Himalayas. According to our local contacts the city has undergone a massive and rapid expansion in... Continue Reading →

Arriving in Delhi – a glimpse of India

After an exciting but exhausting 2 weeks in Nepal, it was finally time for us to go to India to begin our medical rotation! Given our track record with public transportation on this journey, it will come as no surprise... Continue Reading →

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