Category: Book Review

May 8, 2021 0

Evidence from cadavers


The Memoirs of a Police Surgeon, published in 2010, is Dr B Umadathan’s first book. It is an anthology of investigations in which the author was involved as a police surgeon in Kerala.

March 6, 2021 0

Pandemic lessons

By Team FM

Till We Win: India’s Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic By Dr Chandrakant Lahariya, Dr Gagandeep Kang and Dr Randeep Guleria…

February 6, 2021 0

Chronicling COVID-19

By S Harachand

Covid-19: What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus and the Race for the Vaccine by Dr Michael Mosley is one of the most comprehensive compilations on COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the pandemic.

January 5, 2021 0



‘Lightning Flowers: My Journey to Uncover the Cost of Saving a Life’ is a memoir by Katherine E Standefer, narrating the story of her own experiences with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), an electronic device used for pacing the heart through real time correction of life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias.

July 4, 2019 0


By S Harachand

How long can a Facebook post linger after a person’s death? This was the thought that passed through the mind of an intensive cardiac care resident as she was getting into bed

February 4, 2019 0

On behalf of science

By S Harachand

Why should Dr Peter J Hotez be concerned when anti-vaxxers portray vaccines as the cause of autism? Why should he bother about the vampires who live in the darkest corners of the Internet, making false claims about vaccine safety with abstract statistics?

December 13, 2018 0

A rebuttal to vaccine naysayers

By S Harachand

Gardasil, a vaccine against cervical cancer, has been under attack for some time. The concern is not against its safety. But people think that the vaccine encourages promiscuous behaviour among adolescents: “Now that teenagers know they are not going to get cervical cancer, they’re going to be more sexually active.” Gardasil is simply the latest target of vaccine fears.