Ramblings of a doctor in the intensive care unit (ICU)

Exhausted, discouraged, demoralized I feel As I sit at the end of the day, rubbing my aching heels Life and death in all their unpredictability Get in the way of caring for patients, inevitably And I question myself, that though my team strives To make every single sick patient survive Our efforts turn out toContinue reading “Ramblings of a doctor in the intensive care unit (ICU)”

Er…I do things somewhat differently, you see, I am a doctor…

No, I am not trying to prove anything here…I just want to give you a glimpse in to how being a doctor has irrevocably changed me…. My sense of right and left are distorted, because I always think of the anatomical position. Now this is fine as long as I refer to my left and right side, butContinue reading “Er…I do things somewhat differently, you see, I am a doctor…”

Doctor Venus versus Doctor Mars

Picture reference: www.lisairis.ca I learnt a remarkable fact recently…Among the first licensed women physicians, there was an Indian woman named Anandibai Joshi, who studied Medicine in my current city, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania along with two other women, one from Syria and another from Japan. A photograph of the trio from the year 1885 has recently made itsContinue reading “Doctor Venus versus Doctor Mars”