Prof. Asim Kumar Datta, M.B.B.S., M.S. (CAL.), F.S.M.F.

Asim Kumar Datta is a former Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy of the Post-graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences of Calcutta University. He took his M.B.B.S. Degree in 1949 and M.S. (Anatomy) in 1965, both from Calcutta University. He was awarded a Gold Medal by the University for academic performance in M.S. Examination. Since 1996, Dr. Datta has been working as Professor of Anatomy, College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, Nepal. In 2001 he was honoured as 'Fellow of State Medical Faculty' of West Bengal for academic excellence.

He has been actively involved in teaching Anatomy which has just completed 50 years in 2003. As such, he is well conversant with teaching medical students both at graduate and post-graduate level. While working at the Basic Medical Sciences of Calcutta University, he acted as research guide to the M.S. and Ph.D. students in Anatomy. He published a series of research papers in various medical journals, and is the author of a number of books on Anatomy for medical students.

In late 80's Professor Datta delivered orations to the learned bodies of U.S.A. on Clinical Anatomy of coronary circulation, and served as Visiting Professor of the University of Papua New Guinea. He is an examiner and paper-setter in M.B.B.S. and M.S. courses in different Universities of India and Nepal. He is a life member of Anatomical Society of India, and Indian Academy of Forensic Sciences. In August 2008, the Anatomical Society of India (West Bengal Chapter) honoured Professor Datta offering an award "Life Time Achievements in Anatomy".


Dr. Anil Baran Singha Mahapatra, is the Professor and Head of the Department of physiology R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata. He is the author of the "Essentials of Medical Physiology", the widely circulated and popular book not only in India but also abroad .

He is teaching physiology in various government medical colleges of West Bengal for last 30 years and has established himself as a popular and successful teacher. As an examiner he has conducted examinations for BDS, MBBS, MD, and Phd students of various universities across India. This book is the result of this vast experience and assessment of the needs of the students to face the physiology practical examination.


Dr. Kabita Chatterjee is a Professor and Head, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Buddha Institute of Dental Sciences, Patna. She acquired BDS Degree from Calcutta University in 1981 and MDS (Oral Pathology and Microbiology) from Mangalore University in 1985.

Dr. Chatterjee had brilliant academic career throughout her medical course. She was recipient of University Merit Scholarship and number of medals for standing First in First, Second, Third and Final Professional BDS examinations. She has to her credit a number of research papers published in various medical and dental journals. She is author of Essentials of Oral Histology a text book in Oral Histology. She is examiner and paper-setter in different Universities of India.


Prof. Sambuddha Ghosh is currently working at Ophthalmology Department, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata. Previously he worked as faculty at Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Medical College, Kolkata; NRS Medical College, Kolkata; North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling. He is an examiner at different universities in various states of India. Prof. Ghosh has authored more than 30 research publications in reputed national and international indexed journals and is a reviewer of many reputed international journals. He is currently editor of the journal ‘Current Indian Eye Research’.


Dr. Ajoy Mukherji : The author happens to be a reputed and popular teacher in medicine for more than three decades. Besides the present book he has also compiled another book titled “Passage to Medicine Practical” for the undergraduate medical students. The vast rural population of India have only limited access to modern medical treatment mainly due to lack of infrastructure and proverty. On the other hand, the rural medical practitioners confront enormous problems due to overcrowding, lack of investigational facility, low socioeconomic levels and severe stress. Being closely familiar with all these problems the author has ventured to strike a balance of all these factors in this book.