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THE FIRST WOMAN DOCTOR IN GUJARAT She braved old-fashioned prejudices and norms and went abroad to study medicine at a time, when women were not allowed to work. Dr Motibhai Rustomji Kapadia even moved to Gujarat, which was then under the Bombay Presidency, to head a maternity hospital, the Victoria Jubilee Hospital for almost four decades. NIVEDITA CHOUDHURI SURÀOHVWKLV SK\VLFLDQZKRZDVDOVRDVRFLDOUHIRUPHUÀJKWLQJIRUWKHULJKWVRI a Dalit patient to be treated in the hospital

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