Rustom Jal Vakil
Born in Bombay in 1911, Vakil completed his medical education in London. He pioneered the use of reserpine to control hypertension. Reserpine is derived from Indian Snakeroot, Rauwolfia serpentina, known in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh as Pagal-ki-dawa (‘‘medicine for the insane’’). It was later explored as a treatment for schizophrenia.
- Clinical Diagnosis
- Textbook of Medicine
- The romance of healing and other essays
- Heart in Health and Disease
- 1958 Padma Bhushan
- 1959 International Albert Lasker Award
- 1965 Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Award
- 1969 B.C.Roy Award
- 1971 The V World Congress of Cardiology Souvenir Award by the Cardiological Society of India
- 1973 The First Dhanwantari Award
- "History of Medicine" (PDF). Medind.nic.in. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- "Mechanisms of neurotransmitter release by amphetamines : A Review" (PDF). Sulzerlab.org. Retrieved 13 October 2013.