The Doctors behind the
The road in front of North-Eastern gate of government Secretariate in
He was born in Aymanaom. Madras Governer Dr.PV.Cheriyan , the famous ENT Surgeon, was his relative. Bukkar Prize winner Arundhathi Roy (God of Small Thins) belongs to his family.
Dr (Mrs) Mary Poonen Lukose MRCOG (1886-1976)
Mary Poonen Lukose was born on
She passed the London Music Examination at the age of 18.
She had Post Graduate study in Obstetrics & Gynecology in
The First Indian to get that post.She continued there till 1917.
She was married to K.K.Lukose (Head Sarkkar Vakil)Bar at Law who later became Judge of High Court.She was the only Doctor in W&C and she had to do Caesarian section during night with hurricane lamp.
"Missiamma" was doing more than 1000 Caesarians per year.She was the Chief of Medical Service from 1916 at the young age of 30.
She became Surgeon General in 1924.
The First Surgeon Genral of the entire World.
She established the TB Sanitorum in Nagercoil.
She was the first woman legislator in Travancore(1922)
She was given the tittle of Vaidyasasthrakusala by Chithira Thirunal.
She was President of YWCA for 50 years.
She was the Chief Commissioner of the Guide Movement in
Dr.Gracie Poonen Lukose, FRCS
She had to face the death of her both children K.P.Lukose, Ambassador to
1.Robin Jefrey ,The Decline of Nayar Dynasty
2.Prof.K.Rajasekharan Nair, Evolution of Modern Medicne in Kerala ,TBS 2001