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Autar Singh Paintal (b. September 24, 1925 in Mogok, Burma, d. December 21, 2004 in Delhi, India) was a medical scientist who has made pioneering discoveries in the area of neurosciences and respiratory sciences. His son Deepak,now Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University, is also at the forefront of botanical research. September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ... 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Mokok is a city (population 150,000) in the Sagaing Division of Myanmar, located 200 km north of Mandalay and 148 km north-east of Shwebo. ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article deals with the city of Delhi. ... Medicine on the Web NLM (National Library of Medicine, contains resources for patients and healthcare professionals) Virtual Hospital (digital health sciences library by the University of Iowa) Online Medical Dictionary Collection of links to free medical resources Categories: Medicine | Health ... This article is about the profession. ... Neuroscience is a field of study which deals with the structure, function, development, genetics, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology and pathology of the nervous system. ... In medicine, pulmonology is the specialty that deals with diseases of the lungs and the respiratory tract. ... Botany is the scientific study of plant life. ... Research is an active, diligent, and systematic process of inquiry in order to discover, interpret or revise facts, events, behaviours, or theories, or to make practical applications with theis also used to describe a collection of information about a particular subject. ...


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© The American Physiological Society - Autar Singh Paintal (303 words)
Autar Singh Paintal, an icon of post-war cardio-pulmonary physiology, died on December 21, 2004 in Delhi at age 79 years.
Born in Mogok, Burma (now Myanmar), Paintal’s scholastic career was meritorious as a medical student and later, a postgraduate student in physiology at the King George’s Medical College, Lucknow, India.
In 1953 Paintal returned to India where as head of the VP Chest Institute, and later of the Council of Medical Research, he tirelessly promoted physiological research, this writer being one of many who were inspired by his scientific enthusiasm.
Remembering Paintal (2078 words)
Incensed by an address given by Paintal at Calcutta University in which he had called upon students to exercise intellectual independence and not to depend on external aid for the development of their university, Dean apparently told Paintal at a tea party that his words would prove to be bad for him personally.
Paintal used to lament the fact that, as a nation, we were not organised to do good applied work.
Paintal sought the actual dates of submission of the papers and established that the means were illegitimate.
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