Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pillai, Dorasamy Kumara-Samy 三美 (1922-1971)

updated August 18, 2013

Obstetrician & Gynaecologist.

Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur [n.d.]. Hong Kong 1917, matriculated at HKU 1917. MBBS (HK) June 1922; Rockefeller Scholarship1923; LM (Dublin) 1924; MD (HK) 1928. Registered to practice Hong Kong September 1, 1922 through EOP. Hong Kong Government, Government Civil Hospital 1922-24. HKU, Assistant to Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1925-36; Acting Professor, Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1935-36. Private practitioner 1936-EOP, address 1: #15-19 Queen's Road Central 1936-38; address 2: Marina House 1939-41. Member, Midwives Board 1929-35, 1939-EOP. HKU, President of the Alumni Association 1953-56; Councilor 1953-61; Chairman, K.H. Digby Fund 1955; Life Member, University Court, 1968. Inaugural meeting of the Asian Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 1957 Tokyo, delegate (sole) from Hong Kong. Residence: #47 Bonham Road 1934-35. Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, status of the practice unknown. Resumed practice after the war nlt.1948-1971, address: 3/F, Princes' Building 1948-71. Honor: Hon.LLD, HKU 1961.

3rd. s/o Dr. D.S. Pillai, of Central Dispensary, Kuala Lumpur.
m. Gertrude May Chan, Union Church January 22 1927; d/o Chan Yuen-shui. Had issue with Gertrude May Chan: three daughters; Carmen Samy Pillai possibly one of them.

Selected bibliography: Dafydd Emrys Evans (1987) Constancy of Purpose, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1987, p.269. The Hong Kong Government Gazette, September 1, 1922, Notice #367; December 20, 1929, Appt. #662; February 24, 1933, Appt. #123; November 10, 1939, Appt. #1039; May 9, 1941, Notice #558. The Hong Kong Telegraph, January 24, 1927, p.7, Local Wedding. Official Website of the University of Hong Kong [internet]. The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, November 5, 1924, p.8. The Straits Times, February 4, 1927, p.8, Social and Personal. 《香港年鑑》香港:華僑日報 (Hong Kong Year Book)。


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