Himalayan Medicine

Exploring Health in Urban and Rural India




One of the many problems plaguing the medical landscape in India are the "quack" doctors who are omnipresent. Every doctor we talk to had countless stories of these phony medical practitioners taking advantage of patients. Dr. Gandhi told us one... Continue Reading →



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 →

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