Lives of the fellows

Mangaldas Jagjivandas Shah

b.31 August 1908 d.13 October 1973
MB BS Bombay(1931) MRCS LRCP(1935) MRCP(1936) DTM&H(1936) FRCP(1966)

Mangaldas Jagjivandas Shah, the distinguished Honorary Physician and Honorary Professor of Medicine at the K.E.M. Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Bombay, was bom at Godhra, Gujarat, and received his secondary education at Godhra and university education in Bombay. After passing the MBBS examination of Bombay University in the year 1931 from the Grant Medical College, he held a number of house posts and teaching posts up to 1934. He attained the Conjoint diploma in 1935 and MRCP (Lond.) in 1936. He was exempted from the viva voce examination for MRCP. He received DTM&H in 1936 and was awarded the Duncan Medal for securing 1st place by London University.

After return to India he was appointed as Hon. Assistant Physician and Hon. Assistant Prof. of Medicine in 1937, and was promoted as Hon. Physician and Hon. Prof. of Medicine in 1942 at the K.E.M. Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, which assignments he held till his retirement in August 1966. He had also officiated for a short period as Dean of the K.E.M. Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College in Bombay. He was Director of Medical Services of the Gujarat State for a year.

Dr. Shah was President, Gujarat Medical Council, Member of the Gujarat Medical Council, Past President of the Association of Physicians of India, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Gujarat University, Fellow of the Senate of Bombay University and Baroda University, Fellow of the Indian Academy of Medical Sciences and Member of the Health Advisory Committee and Board of Health of the Old Bombay State. Just before retirement he was a Member of Senate and Syndicate of the University of Bombay.

Dr. Shah was an acclaimed teacher, who was research-minded and had over 60 original publications to his credit.

JW Fawcett
Sir Gordon Wolstenholme

[Lancet, 1973 , 2, 1102]

(Volume VI, page 402)

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