Local Doctor Displays Figurines at RPL

Medical Figurines on Display

Dr. Mahendra and Usha Thakkar are sharing part of their collection of medical-themed figurines and comics with patrons of Rodman Public Library during August, which is National Wellness Month. Dr. Thakkar, a longtime physician in Alliance, said he started acquiring his collection after seeing a display at the library several years ago. After displaying some of his collectibles in his office, patients began to gift him with similar souvenirs and keepsakes. The items on exhibit in the main display case near the entrance of the Children’s Department are just a few of Dr. Thakkar’s collection, which he says has grown to 120 items over the years.