From a Doctor’s Diary
by S.G. Kabra
- 4.0 Ratings
- 1 Reviews
- Publish date: 2013
- Publisher: National Book Trust India
- Original Title: From a Doctor's Diary
- ISBN: 978-81-237-6928-8
- Language: English
Unusual/ different theme altogether. As the title - “From a Doctor’s Diary”- indicates this well. It is a small but interesting book written by a doctor sharing his own experiences related to medical profession. Sentences are without any ornamental phrases. Perhaps author’s profession does not ask for -art of telling stories, although some of the words are found bit tough-smug, unfazed, muster, trousseau etc. I read it somewhere “it is difficult to write simple sentences. “ Different areas of medical science are revealed, which remain undisclosed to a common man. Like how fatal, “raabari”- a fermented porridge prepared from millet, can be or why large muscular part of body is chosen for injection or why not to take MTP casually etc. The book contains short chapters, related to incidents- occurred while treating patients. It reminded me of my first writing piece. I too did the same and chosen the path of short depiction. To understand author’s work - better if one has Biology in academics. One need not expect artistic approach in narration. Narrator seems like “local Sherlock Holmes “-investigates the cases by correlating facts and circumstances in fine manner. Sharing of professional experiences is in larger interest. This is an appreciable attempt. Reader gets acquainted with the world of medical science. One should go for it. It is an off-beat book for knowledge hungry people. The chapter like “Small is beautiful "- seems to be writer’s personal choice, does not found impressive, but marks importance of death"... thanks almighty for the great gift of death...” On the other hand “Ethical Dilemma” and “Guilty Diagnosis” are examples of intelligence and recklessness in profession respectively. The interpretation of euthanasia”….to advocate euthanasia is to belittle the greatness of the human spirit and its capacity to do wonderful things” sounds a humane explanation. Opposite to it –a new concept of “mercy living” is also introduced. I ,personally, would like to read another such piece and hope people like Mr. S. G .Kabra would keep writing & keep enriching others life.
Nice, short review. Gives good insight of book. Sounds interesting.
Gives good insight of book. Sounds interesting.
good to get response from well-read people like you……thanks