Berry White Medical School

Highlights:

  • The first medical institution of the northeast, Dr John Berry White Medical School here - which was lying in a state of disrepair for years - is all set to receive a new lease of life. 
  • Oil India Limited (OIL) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) to convert the abandoned hospital into a medical museum.
  • In 1858, a 24-year-old British surgeon, John Berry White came to Assam to work under the East India Company.
  • On November 19, 1896 he passed away in London and 4 years after his death, the Berry White Medical School was set up at Dibrugarh.