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Vijay Thawani

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2006.030


In the annual jamboree of irrationalists at Hyderabad on a day known as Mrigasira Karte (in 2005 it was on June 8) hundreds of thousands of people congregated to get the much-hyped “anti-asthma fishy medicine”. Popularly known as “fish medicine” it has been given by the Bathini Gaud family as a wonder cure for asthma. Year after year there has been criticism of this public show of irrationality. This year was no different except that the Charminar Branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) tried to check this irrationality.

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