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A Life of Change - The Autobiography of a Doctor

Publisher : Penguin Books

Quality : Used - Good  

Pages : 189

Format: Paperback

Category : Autobiography - All Autobiographies

New Book List Price: 299.00

Used Book Price : Rs.125

You Save: Rs.174

Book Summary

From a modest beginning in Hubli, Noshir H. Antia became a pioneer of plastic surgery in modern India and established one of the earliest burns units in the country at the J.J. Hospital in Bombay. Soon, he realized that ‘health’ could not be the domain of medical science alone, but needed to be framed by the social, cultural and economic perspectives of the common people. He and his team began training women volunteers in Mandwa and Malshiras—an experiment that became the blueprint for the Community Health Workers’ Scheme.



Combining scientific temper with social vision, he set up the two complimentary organizations, the Foundation for Research in Community Health (FRCH) and the Foundation for Medical Research (FMR). In this candid and critical account, Antia is unsparing of the medical profession and laments the emergence of the ‘health industry’ at the cost of ‘health for all’.