Assam Medical College

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Assam Medical College
Established November 3, 1947
Principal Dr. Atindra Kumar Adhikari
Location Borbari, Dibrugarh, India
Affiliations Dibrugarh University, Medical Council of India

Assam Medical College (Assamese: অসম চিকিৎসা মহাবিদ্যালয়) is an educational institution in Dibrugarh, Assam, India. It was the first medical college in north-eastern India. It is the tertiary medical referral centre for upper Assam and areas in neighbouring states, including Arunachal Pradesh.

History[edit]

The Berry-White School of Medicine was established in Dibrugarh in 1900 using a donation of 50,000 Rupees from Doctor John Berry-White who had retired as the civil surgeon of Lakhimpur district and returned to London, where he died in 1896.[1] In 1910 the college imported two x-ray machines from England, which were the first in India, and opened the country's first radiology department. After World War Two the college moved to nearby hospital premises that had been used by the US Army.[2] On November 3, 1947 the college was formally renamed to become Assam Medical College.[3]

Courses[edit]

As well as courses in medicine, the college provides education in nursing, midwifery and pharmacy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dutta, Arup Kumar (25 June 2012). "An extraordinary pioneer". The Telegraph. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Das, Ripunjoy (15 June 2012). "Medical museum to rise from ruins". The Telegraph. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Patowary, Ajit (16 May 2012). "Plan to preserve Berry White Medical School building". The Assam Tribune. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 

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Coordinates: 27°29′19″N 94°54′50″E / 27.4886°N 94.9139°E / 27.4886; 94.9139