A memorable patient: Medical care in the Raj

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 29 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:i
  1. Brahm Dev, professor of neurosurgery
  1. Jawahar Medical College, Dhule, India

    Summer of 1945. Father had just been promoted to the rank of risaldar (junior commissioned officer) in the cavalry. Almost simultaneously, he had also been found on a barium study to have a gastric ulcer, the size of a Victorian rupee. He was promptly admitted to the Satwari cantonment hospital in Jammu. He was responding to medical …

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