Professor Bal Krishan Anand

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Professor Bal Krishan Anand

Born: 18 September 1917

Died: 2 April 2007

  • He better known as B. K. Anand was an Indian physiologist and pharmacologist.
  • He was credited for the discovery of the feeding center in the hypothalamus in 1951.
  • He is considered the founder of modern Neurophysiology in India.
  • He was born in Lahore as Bal Krishan Anand in 1917.
  • He was graduated from King George Medical College in 1940 and obtained his M.D. degree in 1948.
  • He joined in 1949 the Lady Hardinge Medical College as a Professor of Physiology.
  • He went to Yale University as a Fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation in 1950 and worked with John Brobeck.
  • They had published their research work in 1951.
  • He returned to India in 1952 and continued his research at Lady Hardinge Medical College.
  • He joined the All India Institute of Medical Sciences as its first professor in the Department of Physiology in 1956.
  • He was instrumental in establishing the guidelines of education for M.B., B.S. and Postgraduate students.
  • He became Dean of that Institute.
  • He was instrumental in the establishment of the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences in 1982.

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