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The Sickness of Health
Author: Dr Kunal Sarkar

Publisher: BEE Books
ISBN: 978-8194652939
Pages: 432
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The Sickness of Health by Dr. Kunal Sarkar traces the beginning of medicine to the time of Hippocrates in 5th century BC. Since then modern medicine as we know it today has come a long way. Contrary to popular belief, Ayurveda, Unani, homeopathy and allopathy depict the evolution of medicine across different eras. Allopathy, which is the last branch, is hoisted by pillars of contemporary science. However, modern medicine and healthcare in India are not free from afflictions. Political tussles and corporate policies that only aim to fulfill their own interests, have left the doctors and the patients in the lurch. Drawing a parallel with the Western practice, Dr. Kunal Sarkar writes in detail about the sickness that tend to jeopardize the healthcare industry and ways to recuperate from it.