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 🇮🇳

(1937 – 1985)

💠Indian Anatomist & Great Academician

His Contributions…

🔹Chaurasia was born on 1937. He studied medicine and completed his M.B.B.S. in 1960, then 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 begun 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 Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences in the recognition of his significant contribution in the field of anatomy and for the advancement of medical sciences. 
🔹In fact, Dr. Chaurasia was recognized as one of the most promising anatomist of India and also a combination of an excellent teacher and a distinguished research worker, which has proved by his publications of more than 60 research articles during his lifetime.
🔹Apart from that, he had shown interest in writing books, which are unique in presenting systemic and comprehensive texts of applied anatomy in a simple language and illustrating with easily reproducible line diagrams.
🔹Especially, his book “BD Chaurasia’s Human Anatomy” remains an ideal and the most preferred textbook in India and abroad. As well as, it has been widely acclaimed as a standard text in view of its simple language, comprehensive coverage and attractive presentation.
🔹His field of interest was actually 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 honoured by “Dr. Kailash Nath Kathju award” for science from Madhya Pradesh state government.

A Day to Commemorate…

The Godfather of Anatomy in India

🇮🇳 Dr. B. D. Chaurasia 🇮🇳🙏🏼

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