A Cut Above
The Remarkable Life of Dr. S.K. Sen,
Surgeon Extraordinaire, 1910- 1979
by Ela Anand & Ketaki Sood
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Ms Ketaki Sood: 91-9810026517
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ABOUT THE BOOK
1947. Independence. Partition. Riots. Death & destruction. Santosh Kumar Sen found himself in the midst of it all as the Civil Surgeon & Medical Superintendent of the only civil hospital in Delhi, The Irwin Hospital. Ill equipped and under-staffed for such a situation, Dr. Sen went about organising rescue & relief operations with the help of Lady Mountbatten, the then Vicerine.
Dr. Sen’s contribution to the medical history of Delhi is immeasurable. He reorganized and expanded the Irwin Hospital which became the premier hospital in Delhi.
He then went about the task of persuading the authorities to set up a medical college, and thus was founded the Maulana Azad Medical College. He also set up a private nursing home, along with his wife, Dr. Sita Sen, the likes of which had not been seen in Delhi before. A brilliant surgeon known for his swiftness, boldness, excellent diagnostic skills and unorthodox methods, he also contributed greatly to the teaching of surgery. Deeply involved in academics, he wrote more than fifty papers based on his clinical work, which brought him international recognition. But most of all, he was a larger than life figure. His generosity was legion, bordering on recklessness. He treated many patients free of charge and helped many people financially and with work opportunities. There was no one too small or low for him.
Full of fun and mischief, he had a keen mind and interests as varied as literature, music, football, riding and education.
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