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Himalayan Medicine

Exploring Health in Urban and Rural India

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Quacks

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 →

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The “Tragedy of Scale” and Lessons Learned 

The "tragedy of scale" in India makes for some interesting medicine. With 1 billion potential patients, the rare diseases that are "one in a million" are actually quite common (which reminds me of a terrible joke: What does it mean... Continue Reading →

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