Dr. Subhas Mukherjee and India’s First Test Tube Baby

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PharmaTutor (December- 2014)


ISSN: 2347 - 7881
(Volume 2, Issue 12)


Received On: 26/09/2014; Accepted On: 10/10/2014; Published On: 01/12/2014


AUTHORS: Avlikant J. Dhawale*
RedCross Formulation, Ajanta Pharma, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Department of Biochemistry, Gramin Science College (Swami Ramanand Tirth Marathwada University), Nanded, Maharashtra, India


ABSTRACT: Infertility is the inability of an animal or plant to reproduce by natural means. Many people in the world are facing the problem of infertility altimatlely the problem of saving their generations. Today, modern science chalanged and solved the problem of infertility by developing the technique of Test Tube Baby by using principle of in-vitro fertilization.
Dr. Subhas Mukherjee, first Asian who invented most easy and successful method of producing Test Tube Baby. In Culcutta, West Bengal, on 3rd October 1978, the team announced the birth of World's Second Test Tube baby named as 'Durga' (Kanupriya Agarwal). The announcement came 67 days after the birth of World's First Test Tube Baby named as 'Louise Brown in England by Physiologist Robert G. Edwards who awarded the Nobel Prize for such work in 2010. During his lifetime, Government of West Bengal didn't recognized his work. By the day to day insult from government Dr. Subhas Mukherjee committed to suicide.


How to cite this article: AJ Dhawale; Dr. Subhas Mukherjee and India’s First Test Tube Baby; PharmaTutor; 2014; 2(12); 99-106