Upendranath Brahmachari

Profession: Scientist

Father of Upendranath Brahmachari

Nilmony Brahmachari

Mother of Upendranath Brahmachari

Saurabh Sundari Devi

Information about Upendranath Brahmachari

Brahmachari joined the Provincial Medical Service in September 1899 and appointed as a teacher of Pathology and Materia Medica, and physician in the Dacca Medical School in 1901  Did Upendranath Brahmachari drink alcohol?: Not Known  In 1923, he joined as Additional Physician in the Medical College Hospital  Urea Stibamine was thus a significant addition to the arsenal of specific medicines.  The achievement of Brahmachari was a milestone in successful application of science in medical treatment in the years before arrival of antibiotics, when there were few specific drugs, including quinine for malaria, iron for anaemia, digitalis for heart diseases and arsenic compounds for syphilis  In 1893, he passed BA degree from Hooghly Mohsin College with honours in Mathematics and Chemistry.  Upendranath Brahmachari was born on 19 December 1873 in Sardanga village near Purbasthali, District Burdwan of West Bengal, India  Upendranath Brahmachari was an Indian scientist and a leading medical practitioner of his time  Did Upendranath Brahmachari smoke?: Not Known  He retired from the government service as a physician in 1927  His father Nilmony Brahmachari was a physician in East Indian Railways. His mother's name was Saurabh Sundari Devi  His discovery led to the saving of thousands of lives in India, particularly in the erstwhile province of Assam, where several villages were completely depopulated by the devastating disease  In 1905, he was appointed as a teacher in Medicine and Physician at the Campbell Medical School(Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital), Calcutta, where he carried out most of his work on Kala-azar and made his monumental discovery of Urea Stibamine.  He synthesised Urea Stibamine (carbostibamide) in 1922 and determined that it was an effective substitute for the other antimony-containing compounds in the treatment of Kala-azar (Visceral leishmaniasis) which is caused by a protozoon, Leishmania donovani.  He completed his early education from Eastern Railways Boys' High School, Jamalpur. 

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