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Mehta, Amolak Ram (1894-1996)

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Title

Mehta, Amolak Ram (1894-1996)

Subject

Mehta, Amolak Ram
India--Birth control activists

Description

Amolak Ram Mehta (1894-1986) was a Western-trained public health physician who served as India's Minister of Health.

Contributor

Hajo, Cathy Moran

Language

English

Type

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Person Item Type Metadata

Birth Date

1894

Birthplace

India

Death Date

1986

Occupation

Physician
Civil Service

Biographical Text

He joined the Indian Health Department in 1921. In 1923 he studied public health and tropical medicine in Europe and the United States for two years. From 1931 to 1937 Dr. Mehta was organizing secretary of the King George Thanksgiving Fund Committee, established to fight tuberculosis. In 1947, Dr. Mehta became director of public health of the East Punjab in independent India.

Bibliography

“Obituary”, The New York Times, July 29, 1986

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