Dr. LM Sanghvi entered the world of medicine in the 1930s and retired as a professor of Medicine and Principal of SMS Medical College Jaipur in 1971. Through the three decades of government service and thirty years of private practice after retirement, he witnessed the metamorphosis of medical practice, research and training. He viewed with dismay the commercialization of a profession that once had at its heart the objective of community service.
To mark the birth centenary of Dr. LM Sanghvi, Dr. Sunil Pandya, an eminent neurosurgeon from Mumbai, who is the founder editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics and Dr. Goutam Sen, Chief Cardio-thorasic and vascular surgeon at SDM Hospital Jaipur, engaged in a discussion on Medical Ethics with Dr. Nita Mukherjee, the founder-director of Mukherjee KnowledgeWare Association,
Dr. Nita Mukherjee also launched her book, Healing the Body: Touching the Heart, The Life and Times of Dr. LM Sanghvi. The biographic narrative focuses on the institutions of learning from which Dr. Sanghvi imbibed the skills and ethics of being a doctor, the mentors and peers who groomed him and the life partner and family that enabled him to live his values.
On Wednesday, 3rd September, 2014, the discussion commenced at 6:30 pm at Hotel Clarks Amer Jaipur, after tea at 6:00 pm.