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Vithalrao Nagesh Shirodkar

Born  1899
Died  1971

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Indian obstetrician and gynaecologist, born April 27, 1899, Shiroda, Goa; died March 7, 1971.

Biography of Vithalrao Nagesh Shirodkar

Vithalrao Nagesh Shirodkar graduated from Grant Medical College, Bombay, in 1923. He specialized i obstetrics and gynaecology and obtained his doctorate in 1927. In 1931 he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. From 1935 he was affiliated with the J.J. group of hospitals, where he had a distinguished career as a surgeon and teacher.

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