French Medicine and Training in India

On 30th June 1898, Father Just-Théodore Falourd, a French missionary in Pondichéry died in a syncope a few hours after his surgery. Father Falourd was one of the sincerest missionaries who were working in Pondichéry in the late nineteenth century. His unfortunate demise happened in Hôpital Colonial.  The Jesuit missionaries were among the first people to bring…

NII, AIIMS, and CEFIPRA: My Collaborations with India

Gérard Charles Paul Chaouat I fell in love with India over several years of collaboration with Indian scientists. I usually prefer to live outside the metropolitan bustle. However, being in Delhi was inevitable. I was witness to the slow disappearance of the star-spangled night sky of Delhi. I liked to be in Delhi, especially for…

From Travelers to Physicians: French Medicine in Colonial India

Le seul véritable voyage … ce ne serait pas d’aller vers de nouveaux paysages, mais d’avoir d’autres yeux, de voir l’univers avec les yeux d’un autre, de cent autres, de voir les cent univers que chacun d’eux voit  The only true voyage of discovery … would be not to visit new landscapes, but to possess…

Indo-French Cooperation in Immunology: My Journey

Srini Kaveri It was the late 70s. We were about to finish our studies at the veterinary school in Bangalore, India. Most of our classmates were ready to don the white coat and start their professional careers as field veterinarians. But some of us were looking at the distant horizons. And at the far horizons,…