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Dr. Harvey Cushing

Ever wondered who Cushing’s syndrome is named after? Read the story of Dr Harvey Cushing, the father of modern neurological surgery.  He comes from a long generation of general practitioners and has revolutionised the approach towards neurosurgery. Timeline: 1869-1939 Background: Dr Cushing’s father, grandfather, and great grandfather before him were all general practitioners. He was […]

Pay attention to your environment

Our world is going up in flames-both literally and figuratively. Every day we hear some news or statistics about melting ice caps, plastic in the ocean, forest fires, etc. Climate is changing dramatically on a global scale. All species under the sun are being affected and humans are no exception. On this World Environment Day, […]

Should you root for plant-based diets?

Plants are literally life-savers. They support life on our planet and are one of our most important resources. From providing food and oxygen to life-saving medicines, they’ve got our backs in all aspects. Plant-based diets are also the predominant food sources in many cultures. Such diets hold great value in the protection of the environment. […]

What’s the hype about Hypertension?

There’s a high chance you know someone with hypertension. Or perhaps you yourself are hypertensive. Or you could be at risk of developing high blood pressure and not even know it! Hypertension is a global problem affecting about 1.13  billion people worldwide. World Hypertension Day is observed on 17th May 2021 to raise awareness about […]

Hippocrates: The Father of Medicine

We’ve all heard about the Hippocratic Oath. But how much do you know about the person it was named after? Do you know about the contributions he made to the field of medicine? Let’s get an insight into the life of Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine. Timeline: 460–377 BC Place of study: Hippocrates was trained […]

Facts on OCD for you to obsess about

We’ve all jestingly called out our mothers for their obsession with cleaning, saying they have an OCD. Many TV shows and films portray people with OCD as a quirky character and base a ton of jokes around their behaviour. But OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a serious problem that affects many around the world. […]

Dr. Edward Jenner: Father of Immunology

We’ve all been reading tons of information about vaccines of late. Be it on news channels or our social media feeds. But have you ever wondered where it all started? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. This is the story of Dr. Edward Jenner who pioneered the concept of vaccines and is known as the […]

Sir William Osler: Father of Modern Medicine

Sir William Osler is considered to be one of the most influential and beloved physicians of all time. His quirky sense of humour, powerful speeches, and a revolutionising approach towards medical education has rightly earned him the title: Father of Modern Medicine. Timeline: 1849 to 1918 Place of study: Trinity College, Toronto Toronto Medical School […]