From Persons to Hospital Cases: The Rise of Hospital Medicine and the Calcutta Medical College in India

Jayanta Bhattacharyra
2015 Indian Journal of History of Science  
From today's medical perspective, there is little mention of case records in India. With the arrival of Western medicine in India in the 18th century, there emerged the practice of keeping case records in hospitals erected by European powers. It did not automatically lead to hospital medicine, which required physical examination, autopsy, statistics and museums for preserving the cases. The foundation of the Calcutta Medical College in 1835, built on the model
doi:10.16943/ijhs/2015/v50i1/48114 fatcat:6c25oyr6zfh7dksttb6wifyvru