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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