Autar Singh Paintal

Profession: Scientist

Daughter of Autar Singh Paintal

Priti Paintal

Wife of Autar Singh Paintal

Iris Paintal
Dr Ashima Anand-Paintal(Second Wife)

Information about Autar Singh Paintal

Paintal returned to India in 1953 and joined All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.  Paintal discovered several sensory receptors including atrial B receptors, pulmonary J-receptors, ventricular pressure receptors, stomach stretch receptors, and muscle pain receptors  His second daughter Priti Paintal is a music composer in the UK. His second wifeDr Ashima Anand-Paintal is also a scientist  Did Autar Singh Paintal smoke?: Not Known  Paintal had 3 children by his first wife Iris Paintal  He was a merit student and did his post graduation in physiology from King George Medical College, Lucknow.  He later became Director of the Vallabhai Patel Chest Institute  His major contribution to the world of science is the development of a single-fiber technique for recording afferent impulses from individual sensory receptors  Paintal completed his PhD under the supervision of David Whitteridge at the University of Edinburgh  Autar Singh Paintal was a medical scientist who made pioneering discoveries in the area of neurosciences and respiratory sciences.  Paintal subsequently was elevated to Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research and he was also the founder president of Society of Scientific Values.  He was also the first Principal of University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi.  Did Autar Singh Paintal drink alcohol?: Not Known  He is the first Indian Physiologist to become the Fellow of the Royal Society, London. 

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