Balbir Ball Greene NehaulBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7427.1350 (Published 04 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1350
An expert at setting up pathology laboratories in developing countries
Balbir Nehaul rose from humble beginnings to become Guyana's government pathologist and microbiologist, the first Guyanese person to be appointed to the post. His work included research into rabies transmitted by bats, trials of the new polio vaccines with American colleagues, and the introduction of childhood immunisation programmes in Guyana in the 1940s and 1950s.
He travelled widely throughout the West Indies and the Americas and became recognised as an expert at setting …