Vol VIII, Issue 2 Date of Publication: April 30, 2023
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20529/IJME.2022.068

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Imparting knowledge is no more considered a paramount contribution

Himmatrao Saluba Bawaskar
I have been practising medicine in an under-served rural setting since 1976, and have published around 109 papers in PubMed-indexed journals — including The Lancet, BMJ, NEJM and several tropical medicine journals — on scorpion and snakebite cases causing acute life-threatening conditions. I have researched in detail, with restricted resources, the acute clinical effects of envenomation and management of scorpion and snakebite cases [1, 2]. In Mahad, the fatality rate due to refractory heart failure arising from autonomic storm evoked by scorpion venom was previously 30% [3]. Since the advent of prazosin and scorpion antivenom, it has dropped to less than 1% [4]. Similarly, fatalities due to snakebite poisoning have been reduced from 18% to 5%

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