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The Resource In the bonesetter's waiting-room : travels through Indian medicine, Aarathi Prasad

In the bonesetter's waiting-room : travels through Indian medicine, Aarathi Prasad

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In the bonesetter's waiting-room : travels through Indian medicine
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In the bonesetter's waiting-room
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travels through Indian medicine
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Aarathi Prasad
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BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week India defies definition, and the story of medicine in India is similarly rich and complex: shaped by unique challenges and opportunities, uniting cutting-edge technological developments with ancient cultural traditions, fuelled by political changes which transformed the lives of millions and moulded by the energy of forceful individuals. Here, Aarathi Prasad investigates how Indian medicine came to be the way it is. Her travels will take her to bonesetter clinics in Jaipur and Hyderabad and the waiting-rooms of Bollywood's best plastic surgeons, and introduce her to traditional healers as well as the world-beating heart surgeon who is revolutionising treatment of the poor around the globe. From the asthma treatment 'cure' that involves swallowing a live fish, to ground-breaking mental health initiatives in Bombay's Dharavi mega-slum and ground-breaking neuroscience happening inside the Mughal walls of old Delhi, In the Bonesetter's Waiting Room tells the story of the Indian people, in sickness and in health, and provides a unique perspective on the most diverse and fascinating country in the world. In the Bonesetter's Waiting Room will accompany a programme of Wellcome Collection exhibitions and activity exploring India's rich plurality of cultures of medicine, healing and well-being in Indian cities in 2016
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Prasad, Aarathi
Dewey number
610.954
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no index present
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non fiction
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Wellcome Collection
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  • Public health
  • Healing
  • Traditional medicine
  • Medicine, Ayurvedic
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In the bonesetter's waiting-room : travels through Indian medicine, Aarathi Prasad
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000057932712
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9781781254868
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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1 map
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(OCoLC)949850173
Label
In the bonesetter's waiting-room : travels through Indian medicine, Aarathi Prasad
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057932712
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9781781254868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)949850173

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