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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