Lung Clinic

In 1930 a young doctor Dr. Mathuram Santosham who had just graduated from the Madras Medical College was posted for his entire 1 year of so called rotating Internship in the Tuberculosis wards of the Royapettah hospital. This was a punishment posting awarded by the European bosses of the medical service of Madras, Because he was a student leader of the INC and fought for the freedom of India. Due to this posting was born “The Lung Clinic” a thatched three room infirmary where TB patients were treated in 1937, later in 1976 this became the Chest Hospital at Egmore High Road, Opp Presidency Girls School.

One comment on “Lung Clinic”

  1. I love the architecture of this building! And it has such an interesting history too!


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