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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