In the Bonesetter’s Waiting Room by Aarathi Prasad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aarathi Prasad’s ‘In the Bonesetter’s Waiting Room’ investigates how Indian medicine came to be the way it is.

This is a ‘rich’ and ‘complex’ story about the history of medicine in India. The use of medicine in India is informed by unique challenges and opportunities.

Aarathi Prasad investigates how medicine came to be practised the way it is now. Prasad’s travels take her to bonesetter clinics and the waiting rooms of Bollywood’s best Plastic surgeons.

She is also introduced to traditional healers as well as a heart surgeon who is revolutionising treatment of the poor.

This is a ‘fascinating’ illustration of the use of medicine in India.

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