Dear People, with Love and Care, your Doctors
Debraj Shome, Aparna Bhaskar.
2019. Pp – 284
“Health and healing need faith”
Inspiring & emotionally overwhelming, this book is important.
The blurb does justice to the book – //a collection of heartfelt stories by doctors & patients from across the globe.. of triumph, empathy, positivity, loss, & sometimes, failure//
I’m reading this book as my father is ill & me and my family is dealing with doctors, path labs, & other medical technicians. It couldn’t have been a better time. I understand the emotion behind this book & given the circumstances, also feel it deeply.
I have a lot of praise for this one & no complaints, whatsoever-
First of all, the cover is subtle, specially the colors communicate peace and calm, signifying the sanctity of this relationship and & hence, the motive of this book-to revive it.
With the recent increase in aggression towards doctors & strikes in response becoming common, the book becomes all the more relevant.
It brushes a variety of concerns & experiences, making it complete in all senses. Also, what makes this book accessible is that it’s not about doctors as we see as a separate species, all technical and professional. But these are stories of doctors as human beings, as much as we are.
The interactive style of narration, the various shades of doctor patient relationship dynamics & the changing experiences, makes it one inspiring read.
Above all, I believe it is such, such a humble book! It gives you insight into the world of hospitals, trainees, & even experienced doctors, of things gone wrong and of unexpected miracles.
Ps- I also personally loved the little Did You Know facts at the end!
In a world of faith faltering & mistrust rising high, this book brings in new hope. A 4 on 5!
I recently realised that I read every part of the book- from the blurb, to preface, acknowledgments, forwards and even dedicated to so & so. I probably do it because it makes me feel closer to the author & making of the book in general. Feels like I’m a part of it already.
#QOTD- Do you? What quirky reading habits do you have?
Until then, happy reading