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My Own Country

release date: Jan 01, 1995
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My Own Country
A young doctor of eastern Tennessee describes the town's first introduction to the AIDS virus, which preceded a disturbing epidemic and introduced the doctor to many unique people

Cutting for Stone

release date: May 17, 2012
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Cutting for Stone
Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance and bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles—and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.

The Tennis Partner

release date: Sep 22, 1999
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The Tennis Partner
A touching true account of a physician's friendship with a medical student explains how their relationship develops through games of tennis, deepens, and then is threatened by unexpected tragedy. Reprint.

Living Dowry

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Living Dowry
This fiction is set in Nedumanoor, in south Kerala, an imaginary village. The time scale of the story spans from the 1930’s to the next millennium with three generations in focus. Kunj, a school dropout was deeply in love with a beautiful girl, Marria. However, Marria was not smitten by him. Read how Kunj managed to marry her and from then on how Marria became a “living dowry” for his family. Several people and social factors controlled how life proceeded for Marria in that society. The story has exploitation of women, skewed romances, a wrestling match, marriage brokering, school teachers, Church pastors, and so on. All these are woven to make an interesting reading and an insight into the rural life that once existed in Kerala, the state which has the sobriquet “God’s own country”. Do these happen even today? It is for the readers’ to judge.

Introduction to Psychiatry, 3/e

release date: Jan 01, 1996
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Introduction to Psychiatry, 3/e
This edition is revised and updated with new chapters. Keeping up with ICD-10 and DSM IV the classifications in Psychiatry have been revised completely. The chapter on Neurotic Disorders or Neuroses has been revised and updated. The chapter on Indian Psychiatry Legal Aspects is also revised keeping up with the new Mental Health Act of 1987. A chapter on Psychological assessment is added and a new sub-topic Dementia is added in the chapter on Neuropsychiatric disorders in old age. The main aim of this book is to provide a bird s eye view of everyday Psychiatry, emphasizing the problems of clinical diagnosis and management. This book is mainly meant for medical students and general practitioners. This will also be useful to paramedical students also.

Lilacs Out of the Dead Land

release date: Jan 01, 1991
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Soundings

release date: Jan 01, 1994
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Watching Insects

release date: May 08, 2015
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Watching Insects
One of the pleasures of watching nature is getting to know the various life forms that exist around us. The best way of appreciating the natural history is to watch the most abundant of creatures in the environment and to this category belongs insects which consist of almost two-thirds of all moving animals. Many of them occur very proximal to us enabling closer observation and recording. Barring the exceptions like mosquitoes, flies, cockroaches, bed bugs, head lice and fleas a vast majority of insects are either useful or interesting. Insects are so intertwined with plants, soil and other animals in a habitat that watching insects leads us to the entire gamut of life in nature. So, watching insects takes a person very close to nature. This book is written with as minimum jargon as possible, to introduce readers to the world of insects especially students and lay public. However, to avoid certain technical terms is difficult and therefore this may pop up here and there. But a single reading through the book will certainly show how varied insects are and this variation by itself should be a stimulation to go out into nature and watch these creatures. A simple hand lens, pen and pad are all that one requires to watch and record insects. So, Happy Insect-Watching...
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