Naked Neuroscience

Naked Neuroscience episode

Tue, 20th Jan 2015

A Brainy Man on a Mission

Kolkata (c) Daniel Gorecki

From rags to riches: how a fruit stall selling boy became a brain surgeon and, inspired by the NHS, built a community hospital and neuroscience institute back in his homeland of India. We meet the President of India who opened the institute, and speak with the patients being treated there...

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In this edition of Naked Neuroscience

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  • 00:00 - His Excellency the President

    A grand opening of the 150 bed Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata.

  • 03:46 - From Rags to Riches

    The story of an ambitious fruit stall boy who travelled the world, worked in brain surgery and then came home to India to set up a hospital!

  • 21:17 - All in the mind?

    After neurological tests and psychiatric assesments, Babu's results are revealed and his treatment advised...

  • 22:36 - A way to relax in Kolkata

    Braving the congested roads of Kolkata with an anesthetist, who took Hannah to one of his favourite spots in the city.....

  • 28:52 - A final dash home

    The explosive incident that had me laid up on a stretcher, with a scrubbed up attending doctor, driving back to the hostel..



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