CHAPTER 21

‘Clear Stream of Reason … Lost Its Way into the Dreary Desert Sand of Dead Habit’:1 The Story of the All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Calcutta, 1922–45

Shirish N. Kavadi*

As regards medicine … In India, unfortunately, … Research, like almost every other form of activity, is a function of Government and entrusted to permanent officials.

 

Girija Shankar Bajpai, 17 May 19272

[T]he provision in India of a first class Institute where advanced up-to-date instruction in the methods of preventive medicine suited to combat India's peculiar, varied and numerous diseases would be available and where research would take the form of investigating the best ways of applying the results of pure research to the requirements of large ...

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