Professional Profile :
Dr. J. S. Pasricha completed his M.B.B.S. in1960 , M.D. ( Dermatology & Venereology ) in 1964 and PhD Dermatology in 1968. He superannuated as Professor and Head, Department of Dermatology and Venereology AIIMS, New Delhi to to set up his own practice at New Delhi He has to his credit over 13 innovative patients, 180 papers in National / International journals and over 11 books which have become a beacon for the young specialists . He has honoured the post of the Chief editor IJDVL for 6 years from1984-1990 . Ever dynamic, he has has conducted numerous industrial surveys , participated in National projects and has been Invited to deliver talks and participate in dermatology conferences at England, Germany, USSR, South Africa, Singapore, Bangkok, Sri Lanka and Pakistan .
Primary fields of interest and Achievements Diseases like pemphigus, SLE, PSS, Dermatomyositis, Allergic vasculitis and several others especially auto-immune diseases (especially contact dermatitis, physical urticaria and drug eruptions especially TEN), acne and hair diseases especially pre-mature gray hairs and telogen effluveum.
BOOKS AUTHORED (1) Clinical Methods in Dermatology and Venereology, (2) Treatment of Skin Diseases, (3) Allergic Diseases of Skin, (4) Multiple Choice Questions in Dermatology and Venereology, (5) Contact Dermatitis in India, (6) Current Literature Dermatology 1994, (7) Current Literature Dermatology 1995, (8) Drugs for Vitiligo, (9) Illustrated Textbook of Dermatology, (10) Pulse Therapy in Pemphigus and Other Diseases, (11) Skin and Hair in Health and Disease.
INVENTIONS (1) Mechanical nasal filter for inhalant allergy, (2) Anti-acne lotion (Teenage lotion), (3) Ichthyosis lotion , (4) Antigen-impregnated discs for patch tests, (5) Antigen-containing-saucers for patch tests, (6) Antigen-cups for patch tests, (7) Pain-sensation testing and grading device, (8) Touch sensation testing and grading device, (9) Temperature sensation testing and grading device, (10) Dermograder for grading dermographism, (11) Industrial masks for industrial workers, (12) Soft nasal filters (Poll-free), (13) Wart paste for warts and corns.
INDUSTRIAL SURVEYS Surveyed (1) 25000 industrial workers around Delhi for skin diseases, (2) Silk workers in Bangalore and Guwahati, (3) Cashewnut workers around Manipal, (4) Prawn workers around Manipal , (5) Tea-Coffee plantations in Coorg and Dibrugarh.
NATIONAL PROJECTS Organised national survey on the causes of contact dermatitis in India at 16 centres in different parts of India.Conducted another survey on the plants causing contact dermatitis at 10 centres in India .
LECTURES AND CAMPS Delivered talks and conducted dermatology camps at different places all over India, on behalf of the IADVL, Rotary, Lions Club and other organisations.