Author: Biz India

Book Review: The Politics of Poverty – Policy-Making and Development in Rural Tanzania

Author: Felicitas Becker Publisher: Cambridge University Press – 372 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram The gross domestic product of Tanzania is $61 billion, ranking No. 75 and being in the second lowest quintile in a 2019 list of 186 countries compiled by the International Monetary Fund. A better measure is GDP per capita (average annual economic product per person) and in that respect, the average Tanzanian produced just $1,134 of economic value in 2019, ranking No. 158 and being in the lowest quintile (Nos.150-187) in the IMF list of 187 countries for this measure. Why Tanzania is among...

Read More

OPINION: Yes, Trump Is Guilty, but Impeachment Is a Mistake

By David Brooks Opinion Columnist, The New York Times Sept. 26, 2019   Donald Trump committed an impeachable offense on that call with the Ukrainian president. But that doesn’t mean Democrats are right to start an impeachment process. Remember, impeachment is a political process, not a legal one. There is no obligation to prosecute. Congress is supposed to do what is in the best interest of the country. And this process could be very bad for America: This will probably achieve nothing. To actually remove Trump from office, at least 20 Republican senators would have to vote to convict him....

Read More

Book Review: MRI Negative Epilepsy – Evaluation and Surgical Management

Editors: Elson L. So, MD and Philippe Ryvlin, MD Publisher: Cambridge University Press – 246 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani It is challenging to find the locations of seizures in MRI-negative epilepsy patients, unlike in cases with MRI-positive epilepsy. This being the case, it is difficult as well o determine the best course of treatment. Compounding this problem is that more and more epilepsy centers worldwide are encountering patients with MRI-negative epilepsy. With the growing number patients not being able to be helped with treatments, specialist clinicians are sharing in professional journals what they’ve learned about pre-surgical evaluation...

Read More

Book Review: Radiologic Guide to Orthopedic Devices

Editors: Tim B. Hunter, Mihra S. Taljanovic, and Jason R. Wild Publisher: Cambridge University Press – 342 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani This is an unusually interesting and useful book: it provides you images of devices that have special functions. We want to bring your attention to the link we have provided in Section V below the list of chapters. Once you click on the link, you will be provided a wealth of information on orthopedic devices. Be sure to go to it. In his Foreword to this book, Lee F. Rogers writes about a difficulty some physicians...

Read More

Book Review: Office-Based Cosmetic Procedures and Techniques

Editor: Sorin Eremia, MD Publisher: Cambridge University Press – 367 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani There were 17.5 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in United States in 2017, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This represents a growth of about two percent over the 17.157 million such procedures performed in the previous year 2016. The other 1.8 million were surgical procedures such as breast augmentation, liposuction, nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, and tummy tuck. Of the 17.5 million procedures, the bulk of them, about 15.7 million, or almost 90 percent of the total, were cosmetic...

Read More