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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 966-969

Dr. P. V. Gharpure – An eminent Indian pathologist and a pioneer in starting oral polio vaccination in India


1 Department of Pathology, Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhuj, Kachchh, Gujarat; Formerly Professor of Pathology, Grant Government Medical College and Sir J. J. Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Formerly Professor of Pathology, Grant Government Medical College and Sir J. J. Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai; Central Pathology Consultancy, Pune, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Pathology and laboratory Medicine, Temple University, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA

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Dhaneshwar Namdeorao Lanjewar
Department of Pathology, Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhuj, Kachchh, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/ijpm.ijpm_319_22

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Dr. Purushottam Vishwanath Gharpure was an eminent Indian pathologist and an emeritus Professor of Pathology at the Grant Medical College, Bombay. He was a pioneer in carrying out the first field trial of polio vaccination which marked the beginning of the polio eradication program in India. Dr. Gharpure set an example by taking his laboratory work to the field and proving how the laboratory research can be used to better the society. The mesmerizing story of Dr. “Gharpure's life” is described in this paper.


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