International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

  • International Leprosy Association -
    History of Leprosy


    Dr Vasant Ramji Khanolkar

    Status Physician, Medical Researcher
    Country India


    Vasant Ramji Khanolkar, B.Sc., M.D., Hon. F.R.C.P., Hon. L.L.D., Hon. D.M.S., Hon. F.R.C.M., Hon. D.Sc., F.A.S.C., F.A.M.S., F.N.I. (1895-1978) was an eminent pathologist in India with broad interests in leprosy in which his contributions relate chiefly to an understanding of the pathogenesis of nerve involvement and to the elucidation of the characteristics of dimorphous leprosy. He was director of the Indian Cancer Research Institute in Bombay from 1952 to 1963, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bombay from 1960 to 1963. He was also the founder president of the Indian Association of Pathologists.

    International Journal of Leprosy, Centennial Festskrift edition, Vol 41, No 2. 1973.


    B K Aikat Indian J Pathol Microbiol, 22.1 (1979).

    Anonymous: Int J Lepr Other Mycobact Dis, 47.2 (1979):197.

    Go back to previous page.