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Vulimiri Ramalingaswami

Vulimiri Ramalingaswami, Indian physician (Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh 08 August 1921 -  New Delhi 28 May 2001)
Authored 225 scientific works
Respected as an international authority on nutritional pathology
With M.G. Deo first developed a non-human model of kwarshiorkor in rhesus monkeys

Elucidated pathology and pathogenesis of the syndrome of protein-energy malnutrition in children 

Established the role of proteins in the syndrome of protein-energy malnutrition, earlier attributed to calorie deficiency
Related chronic hepatitis B virus to primary hepatocellular carcinoma (1975)
Co-described the non-cirrhotic portal fibrosis (1962)
Established viral aetiology of nutritional cirrhosis

First demonstrated that actual damage of the rods and cones of retinal of newborn monkeys following maternal deficiency of vitamin A independently from Japanese researchers

Described the essential pathology of the liver in Indian childhood cirrhosis

Identified the major aetiological factors of nutritional anaemia in pregnancy