July 23, 2018

ISAR - Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction

A special cover was releasd on ISAR at Kolkata on 20th April 2018.

India's journey of ART began in Kolkata when Dr Subhas Mukherjee discovered the easiest and most successful way of producing an IVF or test tube baby. Durga alias Kanupriya Agarwal was born on 3 October 1978, just two months after the first test tube baby Louise Brown.

Kolkata was the first to witness ovarian stimulation in IVF, transvaginal approach for ovum pickup, cryopreservation of human embryos and transfer of an embryo in subsequent cycles. Mukherjee's path-breaking achievements have been replicated all over the world as the most effective approach for IVF.

The Royal Society of Medicine has recognised him as one of three scientists from Kolkata, for his outstanding contribution to medicine.

Cover Code:WB/08/2018
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

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