i n t e r l o c u t o r s
Dr. Joshi: Practitioner in his forties who practices and teaches at a metro-
politan hospital. Institutionally trained through m.d. Chapter 5.
Dr. Karnik: Private metropolitan practitioner in his sixties. Institu-
tionally trained through m.d. Chapter 2 and cameos in chapter 5.
Kaviraj Kumar: Itinerant vaidya in his forties who diagnoses solely
through pulse and guarantees a cure. Exact training uncertain. Chap-
ter 6.
Dr. Lal: Private metropolitan practitioner in her thirties; partner to Dr.
Mistry. Chapter 6.
Dr. Madhava: Private metropolitan practitioner in her forties. Institu-
tionally trained through m.d. and through apprenticeship with her
father. Chapter 5.
Dr. Mishra: Private practitioner in his forties who practices and teaches
at a metropolitan hospital. Institutionally trained through m.d.
Chapter 4.
Dr. Mistry: Private metropolitan practitioner in his forties who diagnoses
solely through pulse, manufactures his own medicines, and is consid-
ered a quack by some of his colleagues. Exact training uncertain.
Chapter 6.
Dr. Nandi: Ayurvedic psychotherapist in her thirties practicing at a met-
ropolitan teaching hospital. Institutionally trained in both Ayurveda
and psychology. Chapter 7.
Dr. Pathi: Private metropolitan practitioner in his sixties who acts as an
examiner for Ayurvedic education. Trained in a gurukula-cum-
college. Chapters 3, 4, and 7.
Vd. Rai: Practitioner in his thirties who practices out of a charitable dispen-
sary in a Himalayan hill station. Trained by a correspondence course
and a brief apprenticeship with another practitioner. Chapters 5 and 6.
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