Academic journal article Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Message from the President

Academic journal article Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Message from the President

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Byline: MSVK. Raju

It was eight years ago that the Indian Journal of psychiatry showcased to the world a well crafted volume on psychiatric research in India. Now we see another addition to the rapidly growing library of the Society. This book, a creation of the fecund mind of the editor, Dr. T.S.S. Rao is something of a potpourri of articles which holds promise of taking the older amongst us on a misty eyed journey of nostalgia and enables the blossoming and burgeoning tribe of the present day psychiatrists and students get an opportunity to have a look at our roots. I must also congratulate Dr. Alok Sarin, Dr. Sanjeev Jain and Dr. Pratima Murthy for excellent job done in this difficult area.

I have had the pleasure of reading the seminal articles of the redoubtable Dr L P Verma on the history of psychiatry in India and Pakistan in the 1952 editions of our journal as well as the much treasured book on mental hospitals in India by the towering personality Prof Shridhar Sharma. This book resorts, most appropriately, to some creative indulgence by slipping in pieces on great pox, rehabilitation and RMPA which like cardamom seeds in a rice pudding tickle the taste buds of the mind. …

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