The Department of Medicine was started in 1913 under Col. C. A. Sprawson. Initially the staff consisted of a Professor of Medicine, a lecturer and 2 part time physicians. The outpatients was manned by the Lecturer in Medicine, a post filled with great distinction by Late Dr. H. Sahai. An Infectious Diseases Hospital run by the Municipal Board and a Leprosy Hospital were attached to it.
From 1946 onwards there has been an all round expansion of the department. From 62 beds in 1932, the bed strength has grown to over 200. The department was shifted to the new site - the Gandhi Ward in 1952. Prof. B. B. Bhatia encouraged research and investigation laboratories as an integral part of the Department and
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