The guide ‘Warriors and falcons: Life sketches of 100 excellent Kashmiri medical doctors’ is a collaborative effort of Dr. Faroque A. Khan (New York) and Rumana Makhdoomi (Srinagar) showcases the profound affect of particular person medical doctors but additionally highlights their potential to affect total healthcare methods by way of a way of goal and dedication to group service.
The institution of establishments like Authorities Medical Faculty and Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) towards vital odds stands as a testomony to the imaginative and prescient and perseverance of leaders like Dr. Ali Jan. Upholding these legacies is essential as they function wellsprings of inspiration.
Launched in September 2023, the preface of the guide eloquently underscores the pivotal position performed by the 100 distinguished people featured within the guide in shaping fashionable healthcare in Kashmir.
These people changed superstition with science, adopted rational approaches, and demonstrated unwavering dedication to group service within the face of serious challenges. Their dedication not solely serves as an inspiration but additionally units a profound instance for current and future generations of healthcare professionals.
The evaluation of illness epidemiology, remedy improvements, and the outcomes of public well being insurance policies offers a blueprint for informing future greatest practices.
“Warriors and Falcons” illuminates the poignant tales of Kashmiri physicians who triumphed over private and societal challenges to ship distinctive healthcare and lay strong foundations regardless of formidable odds. The guide, organized into sections reminiscent of The Legends, The Pioneers, The Flag Bearers, The Path Breakers, and Tributes, provides insightful profiles spanning a couple of century of recent Kashmiri medical historical past.
The Legends part pays tribute to physicians like Dr. Ali Jan, famend as Kashmir’s hottest and influential clinician, whose enduring legacy consists of unwavering dedication to sufferers and instrumental contributions to establishments like SKIMS. Different legends, reminiscent of Dr. Gwash Lal Kaul, Dr. Girja Dhar, and Dr. Hafizullah, have been pioneers who launched fashionable medication to Kashmir, overcoming resistance.
The Pioneers part acknowledges figures like Dr. GM Dhaar, a group well being advocate, and Dr. Sheikh Abdul Ahad, whose contributions have been essential to the expansion of ENT as a specialty. Pioneers like Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed Margoob in psychiatry and Dr. Ghulam Nabi Kozgar in specialised eye care catalyzed speedy development.
The Flag Bearers part paperwork the careers of grasp clinicians and surgeons like Dr. Mahmooda Khan and venerable academics like Dr. GQ Allaqaband. Researchers like Dr. MS Khuroo and Dr. Abdul Hamid Zargar introduced world recognition to Kashmiri medication. These flag bearers signify the maturation of medication in Kashmir.
The Path Breakers part profiles physicians like Dr. Nancy Khardori, introducing specialised care in genetics, and Dr. Suhail Shah, a pioneering hospitalist. Dr. Rafit Hassan’s most cancers analysis on the NIH broke new floor. These physicians, although dispersed globally, carry ahead their Kashmiri roots, driving their ardour to advance medication.
“Warriors and Falcons” goes past a mere compilation of accomplishments; it provides poignant insights into the sociocultural material of Kashmir interwoven into the tales of outstanding physicians.
It chronicles the maturation of medication within the valley by way of durations of battle and turmoil. Peacebuilders like Dr. Upendra Kaul function beacons of compassion and unity, contributing to therapeutic damaged communities. The underlying theme is the enduring Kashmiri delight and esprit-de-corps that unifies this medical fraternity.
This invaluable guide addresses an important hole in recording the historical past of recent Kashmiri medication over the previous century.
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