CME INDIA Presentation by ⚜ Dr. M. Gowri Sankar, MD, Senior Assistant Professor, Dept. of General Medicine, Government Medical College and ESI Hospital, Coimbatore.
Today’s History Feature:
Dr. B. D. Chaurasia
🇮🇳 The Pride of India 🇮🇳
(Oct 1, 1937 – May 5, 1985)
💠Indian Anatomist & Great Academician
🔹Dr. Bhagwan Din Chaurasia was born in 1937. He studied medicine and completed his M.B.B.S in 1960. Then he did his M.S (Anatomy) from M. G. M. Medical College, Indore in 1965, and obtained his Ph.D. in 1975 from Jiwaji University, Gwalior.
🔹After his studies, Dr. Chaurasia began his career as a Lecturer in Anatomy at Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, and became a Reader in Anatomy at G. R. Medical College, Gwalior in 1968. He served there until his last days.
🔹Moreover, he was elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences in the recognition of his significant contribution to the field of anatomy and the advancement of medical sciences.
🔹In fact, Dr. Chaurasia was recognized as one of the most promising anatomists of India and also as a combination of an excellent teacher and a distinguished researcher – a fact proved by his publications of more than 60 research articles during his lifetime.
🔹Apart from that, he had shown interest in writing books. His books are unique in presenting systemic and comprehensive texts of applied anatomy in a simple language, illustrated with easily reproducible line diagrams.
🔹In 1979, he published his first textbook on anatomy under the title “The Brain,” which was well appreciated and motivated him to continue as a writer.
🔹His book B. D. Chaurasia’s Human Anatomy is the most preferred textbook in India and abroad. Further, it was widely acclaimed as a standard text because of its simple language, comprehensive coverage, and attractive presentation.
🔹His field of interest was not limited to anatomy. He also worked extensively in the field of human genetics, anthropology, and cytology.
🔹However, his untimely death unfortunately cut short a promising scientific career. Dr. B. D. Chaurasia was posthumously honored by Dr. Kailashnath Kathju Award for science from the Madhya Pradesh State Government. Also, the Central Medical Teachers Association of Madhya Pradesh State celebrates his birth anniversary on October 1 as Medical Teacher’s Day.
A Day to Commemorate…
The Godfather of Anatomy in India
🇮🇳 Dr. B. D. Chaurasia 🇮🇳🙏🏼
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I came to know Dr B D Chaurasia when his book of Anatomy got famous for students. It is so easy to understand that no one would like not to read. His demise is great loss for medical fraternity. God bless him.
How did he died
Dr B. D. Chaurasia expired of myocardial infarction
DR Bhagwan Din chaurasia the Great scientist cum Medical teacher Author of the Brain who contributed to human genetics and cytology, world known scholar died of MI ,fornow made to know to the present generation is a marvelous one. He died in the middle of his bright future. In a heart disease educative program another well known cardiac surgeon who did first heart plant surgery Dr Christian Barnard had regretted for the late invention of Angioplasty. Recently also it was discussed as the need for awareness of prevention of heart disease in school and college level pre medical school admission and when after completing the medical College for under graduate level So the precious brainy people ‘s life can be saved. Thank you for the narrotion !
Great Leagend of human Anatomy
Selute to the god father of indian human anatomy
I am Dr DDChaurasia nephew of late BD Chaurasia
I used to live with him during my medical education.
Dr B. D. Chaurasia was a excellent teacher. His class notes was very popular among students. For the sake of students he prepared notes of brain. These notes was written in cyclostyl paper by Dr BDChaurasia
Since his hand writing was very good so everyone can read it well.
The Brain was title of the book. Diagram were also included among the text. These notes were sold by national bookstore of Gwalior.
It was a instance that Shri Satish Kumar Jain CBS publishers have gone Gwalior and he has seen these notes.
He has taken a copy and returned to Delhi. After consulting medical teachers he made mood to publish it. Then he contacted Dr B. D. Chaurasia for permission for publication.
The Brain was first book published in 1979.After publication book received extraordinary success.
Again publisher came to get more books. Dr B. D. Chaurasia written human anatomy part one.two and three. General anatomy and ost eology .
Greetings to you Sir…
I have read your book on pediatrics in hindi (circulated in our hostel – GMC)…
How is it doing…?
If Dr Chaurasia wouldn’t have written those books – the standard of anatomy education would have remained low. Students would have been pushed to pass but not deserved to pass.
If Dr chaurasiya had not written the book on Human Anatomy than first year would not have finished, as Gray’s anatomy book was so was so vast , may 3 yrs one would take to finish it 😀 😉 😄
Dr chaursiya was not not only good teacher or academician first of all he was Good Human and medico-social philosopher… out of medico life he was devoted his life to society ,he always help to needy people, patients by physically and economicaly also with heart…. really he was full-fil with divine quality.! salute to him 🙏🙏🙏🙏
Dr B D Chaurasia was a great Medical teacher. He he’d done a great job of writing Anatomy in very simple way, easy to understand by students.
I am one of the fortunate peoples who.was closely associated with BDC 1968 to 1985.We were neighbours and spent lot of time together.He was a very good human being,research oriented academician of highest order.He followed Ramkrishna Paramahans and Swami Vivekanand .
A great son of Mother India, who made the science of Anatomy crystal clear.
My respect and regards for the legend.
Thank you Dr Mittal
My book Handbook of Pediatrics in hindi has been awarded by govt. Of india after an all india competition in year 1994.
My book Paediatrics for students and practitioners
is published second edition is now in market doing well
It is in English as per syllabus of m.b.b.s.
Samadhi at Barigarh
Dr chaursiya was not only good teacher or academician first of all he was good human and medico-social philosopher… out of medico life he devoted his life to society , always helped the needy, and the suffering patients physically and economically whole heartedly…. till today so many people went on his grave for taking blessings for good health or divine cure of illness. really he was divinely gifted ! I salute to him 🙏🙏🙏🙏
Hi, Didnt get posts for October 3 and 4. Please check and post as early as possible Ma’am
Thanks for your great work
Salute sir🙏💐You were a very great person and you are a god of Human Anatomy. Thank you very much.☺️
And I would like to be a very good doctor like you😌, need your blessings a lot, I am a NEET aspirant now.
Central medical teachers association m.p.
started celebrating 1 october birthday of Dr B. D. Chaurasia as medical teachers day .
On first October 2021 it has been celebrated
2022 is the 85th Birth year of Great Medical fellow of Bharatvarsh. Must celebrate by all Medical fraternities to serve patients free of cost all around the year in his memory with their family members.
Medical teachers association mp is going to celebrate 1 Oct 2022 as medical teachers day .
Function will also being planned at samadhi of Dr BD Chaurasia at Brihath Dist Chhatarpur m. p. India
And other places CBS publisher Dehi etc
In 1969 I was his student of anatomy in gwalior. He was living that time in p.g hostel no one.he was famous lecturer on anatomy. I came in his good student list due to resident of same district. He use to make notes for his lecturers and those were use to copied by me for record.he was exallent orator.i am proud of him.bundelkhand has given such a exallent medical writer.god bless him space in heaven.