The forgotten art of healing and other essays

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Oxford University Press, Aug 1, 2009 - Medical - 184 pages
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Medicine has been influenced by the natural sciences and also many other human endeavours-notably philosophy, economics, art, and religion. This volume explores this forgotten relationship between disease and artistic creativity to bring to the readers an art which, when combined with science not just cures, but also heals. The author, a renowned physician, covers medical discoveries in ancient times, when there was very little science, to landmarks in modern medicine, and takes the reader to twenty-first century biogenetics and molecular biology. With examples that are not only fascinating but also deeply researched, the volume will be useful to the entire medical fraternity and to readers interested in the art of healing. This unique volume teaches medical science as an art of healing, where modern medicine is not just restricted to science and technology.

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Contents

Convocation Address at the Benaras Hindu University 2004
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Euthanasia
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Landmarks in Modern Medicine
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Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Udwadia, one of India's most eminent physicians, is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at Grant Medical College and J J Hospital, Mumbai, and Consultant Physician to Breach Candy Hospital and Parsee General Hospital, Mumbai.

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