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Lung Clinic

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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.

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