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Anusandhan Trust's Ninth Krishna Raj Memorial Lecture On Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Sciences By Dr. Sunil K. Pandya Neurosurgeon, Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai On Grant Medical College and Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy Hospital: Foundation, Renown and Decline

Centre for Enquiry Into Health and Allied Themes (CEHAT) and Department of Humanities, Seth GSMC and KEM

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 eSocial Sciences and The Forum for Medical Ethics Society (FMES)

Cordially invite you to

Anusandhan Trust's Ninth Krishna Raj Memorial Lecture

On Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Sciences

By

Dr. Sunil Krishnalal Pandya

Neurosurgeon, Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai

On

Grant Medical College and Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy Hospital:

 Foundation, Renown and Decline

 

Chairperson

Dr. Avinash Supe

Director (ME & MH) and Dean, Seth GS Medical College KEM Hospital

 

Discussant

Dr. S.P. Kalantari

Director Professor, Department of Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences

 

Thursday, 27th September (2.00 pm to 4:00 pm)

 Venue: Jivraj Mehta lecture Hall (MLT), College Building, Seth GSMC and KEM hospital Parel, Mumbai 400012.

 

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Grant Medical College and Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy Hospital:

Foundation, Renown and Decline

This lecture attempts to capture the nuances of the early narrative of these institutions and the people and the circumstances that made possible the establishment of the eminent educational institutions and hospital. The narrative is important for many reasons not least of which is that the Grant Medical College was driven to provide an avenue for full medical education and training to Indians comparable to any that was received in England. It did not, like other institutions established in India confine itself to producing native assistants. This it did against considerable resistance from the colonial government. An attempt will also be made to unravel the many reasons that might have contributed to the decline beginning in the later part of the 19th century, of the institution that began with such lofty goals. The lecture will conclude with reflections on the current state of medical education, setting them against the inspired and dedicated work of pioneers in the field, both British and Indian who in their own way fought the might of the colonial interests.

 

Dr. Sunil Krishnalal Pandya

Dr. Sunil is trained as a neurosurgeon and is currently associated with Jaslok Hospital. He is known for his contribution to ethical medical practice, for increasing the public’s awareness of bioethics, and for his untiring advocacy to bring ethics to the centre stage of health care and into the conduct of health professionals. Over and above everything that he has done as a medical professional and a reformer of medical practice and services, Dr Pandya’s contribution has been in laying the foundation of a medical ethics journal. His constant efforts led him to look beyond the narrow discipline of clinical medicine to the fields of medical history and bioethics. This interest led him to document the history of his alma mater, the Grant Medical College, to trace the development of hospitals and medical services in Mumbai, to write the history of medical ethics from ancient times to today in India, and so on.