Lucknowi MBBS (Medical Doctor) and Rockefeller

 
9789384354237: Lucknowi MBBS (Medical Doctor) and Rockefeller

A novel based on the true life stories of 5 American doctors who, after graduating from India's prestigious King George's Medical College/University Lucknow, immigrated to the United States in the 1960s. Incidentally, this college then had become the first institution to have started an American-style training program, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation - first of its kind in Asia. It's a fun reading, full of sparkling humor, as the characters go through the nitty-gritty of medical education, including details of human dissection on dead bodies, patient care, and clinical training before coming to the US. The novel conveys the realities and hardships in medical education to a general reader, and includes fun pranks, love affairs, success and failure, religious themes and politics, games and sports, and more. Vivid scenes, unprovoked laughter, jokes, funny dialogues, Hindu/Muslim/Sikh marriages, that seem like they're coming out of a Bollywood movie (future movie under consideration). The story played out over some 50 years, spilling into USA, evokes memories that doctors - especially from South Asian countries (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh) - can relate to. About the Authors: Dr. Abdul Jamil Khan, a graduate of Lucknow, retired as a professor and the chairman of pediatrics at a teaching hospital, Interfaith Medical Center (formerly Brooklyn Jewish), in Brooklyn, New York. He is currently a consultant at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn. He has authored over a hundred medical research papers and several books, including Urdu-Hindi: An Artificial Divide and African Heritage. Dr. Ahmed Mutee Siddiqui, also a graduate of Lucknow, a famous surgeon, now lives in Long Island. He retired as the director of surgery of a teaching hospital (Peninsula General Hospital) in Queens. He is the author of several books, including one on human embryology as in the Holy Quran.

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