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P. B. Buckshey

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P. B. Buckshey
BornJuly 1926; 93 years ago (1926-07)
India
Occupation
  • Psychiatrist
  • Neuro-physician
Awards
  • Padma Shri
  • Shiromani Award
  • Eminent Citizen of India Award
  • Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award
  • Ati Param Visisht Chikitsa Medal

Purushottam B. Buckshey (b. 1926[lower-alpha 1]) was an Indian psychiatrist and neuro-physician[3] who served in hospitals in the Delhi district of India. He became the first President of the Delhi Psychiatric Society and served as served as an honorary physician to three Presidents of India. He was also a National Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences.[4][3]

Biography[edit | edit source]

He was born in July 1926 and graduated in medicine from the Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior in 1952.[3][5]

On 7 September 1959 Buckley is noted to have broken from working as a Psychiatrist from the Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi to take up a placement on via the Colombo Plan scheme to study in England.[6] Achieving a Diploma in Psychiatric Medicine in 1961 he resumed at Safdarjung on 31 July 1961.[7][8]

In 1966 there are records of Buckshey giving introductions to Psychiatry to General Practitioner in Delhi.[9] The Hospital for Mental Diseases, Shahadara (HMD) was established in 1966, the first provisioning of such a hospital in Delhi.[10] In 1967 Buckshey took up a position at HMD.[11]

A former Assistant Director General of Health Services (Medical Education), Government of India,[3] he was a member of the Indian Psychiatry Society (North Zone)[12] and a Fellow of the International Medical Sciences Academy.[13]

He served as the honorary physician to three of the Presidents of India.[3] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian award of the Padma Shri, in 1991.[14] He is also a recipient of awards such as Shiromani Award, Eminent Citizen of India Award (1994), Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award (1994) and Ati Param Visisht Chikitsa Medal (1997).[3]

Legacy[edit | edit source]

The P.S. Buckley award is named after him.[citation needed] The Buckshey family provided a mobile van to the Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital on 1 July 2013.[15]

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Buckshey, P.B. (1972). "Some Popular Fallacies on Alcohol". Sainik Samachar: The Pictorial Weekly of the Armed Forces. Vol. 23. New Delhi: Director of Public Relations, Ministry of Defence. pp. 57–58. OCLC 593983999.
  • Buckshey, P.B. (1984). "Forensic Psychiatry in India". In De Souza, A; De Souza, D.A. Psychiatry in India. Bombay: Bhalani Book Depot. pp. 519–655. OCLC 923209163.CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
  • Buckshey, P.B. (1994). "Life Style and Disease: Some Psychological Aspects in Old Age". In Bhatla, P.C. Life Style Illnesses. National Institute of Primary Health Care. New Delhi. pp. 28–31.

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Dr. P. B. Buckley is shown on a slide entitled "it won't be the same without you - pearls we lost" which may be read as indicating he has died but it may simply indicate he is no longer active in the area.[1]; another document shows Buckshey still active on the Indian Psychiatric Society list 2019 voter list.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jiloha & Kukreti (2015), p. 30.
  2. "Voter list 2018" (PDF). Indian Psychiatric Society. October 2018. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 November 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "Achievers". GRMC Alumni Association. 2015. Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. Jiloha & Kukreti (2015), p. 7.
  5. "Padam Honours". Gajra Raja Medical College. 2015. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. "Union Government, Weekly, 1959-11-07, Part I-Section 2, Ref. 12/2/59-Admn". 7 November 1959 – via Internet Archive.
  7. "Universities and Colleges". British Medial Journal: 440. 11 February 1961. Diploma in Psychiatric Medicine. Archived from the original on 29 November 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. Directorate of Printing, Government of India (28 October 1961). "Gazette of India, 1961, No. 437" – via Internet Archive.
  9. "JOURNAL OF THE INDIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION VOL.47(1966)". N. A. 30 November 1966 – via Internet Archive.
  10. Jiloha & Kukreti (2018), Introduction.
  11. Jiloha & Kukreti (2015), p. 4.
  12. "Indian Psychiatry Society Members". Indian Psychiatry Society. 2015. Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  13. "International Medical Sciences Academy Fellows". International Medical Sciences Academy. 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved October 6, 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  14. "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  15. "Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital" (PDF). April 2013 – February 2014. p. 8. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 April 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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