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J Family Med Prim Care. 2012 Jan;1(1):52-5. doi: 10.4103/2249-4863.94453.

A crusade against scorpion sting: life and works of dr. Himmatrao bawaskar.

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Graduated (MBBS) from Govt Medical College, Miraj, Maharashtra, India.


In the times of rapid advancement of science and technology, advance medical equipment and hi tech hospitals represent the face of medical science. The aspirations and ambitions of medical professionals are also shifting, with growing concerns of deterioration of doctor patient relationship as well as disconnect between services and the community needs. The life of Dr Himmatrao Bawaskar defies several conventions of today's medical practice. His outstanding dedication towards patients and commitment to provide high quality care in resource poor setting makes him an ideal role model for younger generation of physicians in India.


Rural Practice; primary care research; role model for physicians

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