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Ram Nath Chopra

Ram Nath Chopra, Indian pharmacist and chemotherapist (Gujranwala, Punjab 17 August 1882 – Srinagar, Kashmir 13 June 1973)
 
 
Authored over 300 papers and a number of books
 
Isolated the active principles of Indian medicinal plants and worked out their pharmacological action in experimental animals like Ispaghula, Kurchi, Bael, Chaulmoogra, Babchi, Rauwolfia and Psoralea
 
Developed new lines of treatment using indigenous drugs against parasitic diseases
 
 
 

DEVELOPED

Chopra antimony test or urea stibamine test (for leishmaniasis)

Chopra aldehyde test for hyperglobulinemia

With J.S. Chowhan a biological assay of digitalis preparations
 
 
 

HONORS

Honorary Fellow, American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (1938)

Honorary Member, German Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology (1950)