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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 130-132

Yellapragada Subba Row: The Unsung Hero


Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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K Ashok Shenoy
Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical College, Light House Hill Road, Mangalore - 575 001, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-9727.118248

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A genius in more than one basic field, with many important discoveries/inventions such as folate, methotrexate, aureomycin, and diethylcarbamazine etc., The wonder drugs he created helped conquer many diseases considered incurable till then, and even today, these drugs continue to be used routinely. Also, his discoveries led to better understanding of various basic physiological processes in man. Though he received all the support for his research on foreign soil, it is said he always remained an Indian at heart. The accolades he received for his work were few, and moreover, delayed. This article briefly describes the journey of this great man, his discoveries and achievements, which even today remain largely unknown.


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