Remembering the forgotten Indian biochemist

Remembering the forgotten Indian biochemist who made pioneering contributions to cancer treatment: Scroll

(The article first appeared in Scroll on September 3, 2021)

  • In May 1948, Gobind Behari Lal, a science writer and the first Indian to win a Pulitzer, wrote in his column about a patient at New York’s Harlem Hospital. The patient, afflicted with cancer of the oesophagus, had been treated with a new drug, Teropterin, which had considerably alleviated his pain…

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