A great blog illuminating the dilemma of modern medicine.
I lost one of my best friends on the “All Souls Day” (2nd Nov 2014) in an unfortunate turn of events in October 2014, as he was laid low by a Streptococcal bacterial infection that led him into septicemic shock (severe blood infection + abnormally low blood pressure). Dr. S.G. Venkatesh, a Research Scientist at the Cardiovascular Stem cell Research Center at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA was a happy, cheerful person bringing joy to all the people around him and his loss is being painfully felt by his family and friends. For someone who never cried, cribbed or complained as evident by 30 years of our friendship, the cruel hand of fate did him in, much to our chagrin. Coming as it did in the same year when the World Health Organization (WHO) had declared the year 2014 with a focus on antimicrobial resistance; it…
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