Shanthi Ranganathan

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A new approach towards treating alcoholics in a rural population is discussed in this paper. This approach is referred to as the "camp approach". The first such camp was organized in a rural place called Manjakkudi, a village located in Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu, India. The first camp was held in 1989 and after that three more such camps were conducted(More)
BACKGROUND Alcohol and tobacco abuse are detrimental to general and oral health. Though the effects of these harmful habits on oral mucosa had been demonstrated, their independent and combined effect on the dental caries experience is unknown and worthy of investigation. MATERIALS AND METHODS We compared 268 alcohol-only abusers with 2426 alcohol and(More)
In this occasional series we record the views and personal experience of people who have especially contributed to the evolution of ideas in the Journal’s field of interest. Dr Ranganathan founded and developed in South India a nationally influential centre to respond to alcohol and drug problems. What has given her work special interest and authority is(More)
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