Wednesday, October 07, 2009

THE PIONEERS OF INDIAN PSYCHIATRY-I DR. N.C.SURYA-The Lone Rider N.N.Wig-Part 2

Medical Career of Dr. Surya
Dr. Surya was born in 1916. After passing his B.Sc. from Madras University he completed MBBS from Andhra University in 1940. He was in Indian army form 1947 to 1952 as a medical specialist. In 1952 he went to UK where he worked at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, and at Leeds University where he did his DPM in 1955. During this period, he also learnt the Russian language. In 1958, he joined the All India Institute of Mental health (now NIMHANS), Bangalore, as an Associate Professor and later became a Professor in 1964. From 1961 to 1963 he went on deputation as head of the Department of psychiatry at Medical College, Pondicherry. In 1965, he took over as the Director of the Institute in Bangalore and remained there till he voluntarily left it in December 68. He also remained the Adviser to the Ministry of Health, Government of India from 1967 till he retired.

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