An Early Wither
Terawan Agus Putranto’s ‘brain wash’ method is not always successful. There is the placebo effect to consider.
AROUND five years ago, Awang Faroek Ishak frequently complained of feeling weak. At the recommendation several colleagues, the 2008-2018 East Kalimantan governor went to consult dr. Terawan Agus Putranto at the Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital (RSPAD) on October 9, 2014. At the RSPAD, Awang underwent the intra-arterial heparin flushing (IAHF)—or ‘brain wash’—procedure.
Three days after the procedure, Awang was still able to...