Jyotish Chandra De, Col.

Jyotish Chandra De, Col.icon male small Jyotish Chandra De, Col. icon tree small Jyotish Chandra De, Col.Born: 1887-08-23
Father: UnspecifiedMother: Unspecified
Children: Aloka Sen [nee De], Pritish Chandra De, Ksithish Chandra De, Nitish Chandra De
Siblings: none

Colonel Jyotish Chandra De IMS was a doctor in the Indian army, a civil servant and an eminent practitioner of modern medicine.  Jyotish Chandra De was the second Indian Principal of the Calcutta Medical College.

Born 23 August 1887, he studied medicine at Calcutta and Middlesex hospitals, qualifying at Calcutta in 1911, the same year he became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons and Licenitate of the Royal College of Physicians. He was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Indian Medical Service 26 July 1913, being promoted Captain 26 July 1916, later being antedated to 30 March 1915. He was appointed Acting Major from 5 December 1918 to 22 November 1919 while serving with the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force. Later, he completed his MRCP examinations in London in 1924. He was promoted Major 26 January 1925 and Lieutenant Colonel 26 January 1933. He retired 23rd August 1942.

As a doctor in the Maratha Light Infantry, he saw action in the Battle of Kut-el-Amara in Mesopotemia during the First World War. After his return to India, he was attached to the Military Hospital in Ambala. Later, he came back to Calcutta and was attached to the Military Hospital in Alipore. After that he became the Resident Physician of Calcutta Medical College, where his responsibilities included civil work. From 1923-24 he was the Civil Surgeon of Chittagong. Back in Calcutta he was appointed as the Police Surgeon and then as Professor of Clinical Medicine at Calcutta Medical College. He became the Chief Medical Officer of Campbell Medical Hospital, Calcutta, and later became the second Indian Principal of Calcutta Medical College, Calcutta. He retired as Principal, Army Medical Hospital, Aurangabad.

 

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