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  • The Forgotten Legend

    The Forgotten Legend

    Upendranath Brahmachari (1875-1946), a doctor and a medical scientist, is widely acclaimed for his legendary work on kala-azar (visceral leishmaniasis). He discovered the most efficacious drug for its remedy named “urea stibamine” (1921) without which it might have been difficult for the British Government in India to combat this fatal disease, which was rampant in …

    December 14, 2016