Pardey Lukis

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Sir
Charles Pardey Lukis
KCSI, FRCS
Born 1857
Died 22 October 1917 (aged 59–60)
India
Nationality British
Education MD, 1904
Alma mater University of London
Spouse(s) Lady Lukis (daughter of Colonel John Stewart, R.A.)[1]
Children Two sons and three daughters[1]
Parent(s) William and Caroline Lukis[2]
Relatives Caroline Pardey (grandmother)[2]
Awards Commander of the Order of the Star of India, 1910[3]
Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India, 1911[3]

Sir Charles Pardey Lukis KCSI (1857 – 22 October 1917) was the inaugural editor of the Indian Journal of Medical Research and served as the Director-General of the Indian Medical Service (1910–1917).[3] Pardey was also a strong supporter of the establishment of the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, though he did not live to see it open in 1921. He received his medical training at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1890.[3] The same year, he entered the Bengal Army and served and worked in India for the remainder of his career,[1] though he was awarded his MD from the University of London in 1904.[3] He was appointed as a professor of medicine in Calcutta in 1905[3] and became honorary surgeon to the Viceroy of India the same year.[1] He was made a Commander of the Order of the Star of India in 1910, was knighted in 1911, and became honorary surgeon to the king in 1913.[3] His appointment as Director-General of the Indian Medical Service was at the rank of Surgeon-General, and he was promoted to Lieutenant General in 1916.[1] Theodore Lukis, his son, was expected to follow in his father's footsteps and qualified as a medical doctor but was killed during the First World War. Lukis was extremely bitter about his loss, writing that "his has been a wasted life and I can find no justification, for a medical man, who gives up his profession of healing, in order to endeavour to kill his fellow creatures, even though they be enemies".[1] A book co-written by Lukis, Tropical Hygiene for Residents in Tropical and Sub-Tropical Climates, was re-issued in 2010.[4] Lukis also wrote a handbook on midwifery.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Brooks, Melvyn H. (22 August 2009). "Dr Theodore Stewart Lukis M.D. M.R.C.P. and the Lukis Trophy 1885–1915". Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Sir Charles Pardey Lukis". Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Obituary: Sir Pardey Lukis, K.C.S.I., M.D., F.R.C.S., Director-General Indian Medical Service". The British Medical Journal. 2 (2965): 569. October 1917. doi:10.1136/bmj.2.2965.569. 
  4. ^ Lukis, C. P.; Blackham, R. J. (2010). Tropical Hygiene for Residents in Tropical and Sub-Tropical Climates. BiblioBazaar. ISBN 9781171568261. 
  5. ^ Lukis, C. P.; Houlton, C. (1925). An Elementary Manual of Midwifery for the Use of Indian Midwives in Receipt of Scholarships from the Victoria Memorial Scholarship Fund (3rd ed.). Calcutta: Thacker, Spink & Co.