Dr.S.Ramaswamy,MBBS, M.Sc., FIMSA, FAS, FASI.
Dr.Shamanna Ramaswamy was born in NAGPUR, Maharashtra, on 20th July 1924. He studied in Little Flower's Schoo;, Salem, for the SSLC (1933 to 1939), National College, Trruchirapalli, for the Intermediate course and in Madras Medical College, for the MBBS degree (1941 to 1947) he underwent the post graduate course for the M.Sc. degree in Anatomy in the Institue of Anatomy, Stanley Medical college, Madras and qualified for the degree in January 1958 for which he had to submit a thesis and appear for an examination. His teaching career in Anatomy has spread over 60 years, starting as Demonstrator of Anatomy In Madras Medical College, in January 1949, and in various capacities as Tutor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Director (in charge), Insitute of Anatomy (Stanley Medical College) and Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy Stanley Medical College, Kilpuk Medical College, Madras, Madurai College, Madurai, St.Jhon's Medical College, Bengalore, and Si Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai. He served as Visiting Professor in Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Puttaparthi from 1995 to 2006 and has been a Professor (emeritus) Sankara Nethralaya, Elite School of Optometry (Unit of Sankara Nethralaya) Since 1987.
He served as member in the Indian Council of Medical Research (Expert Cimmitee in Anatomy), specialty Board in Anatomy, National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, Member Board of Studies in Medicine, University, Inspector, Medical Council of India, Member, Selection committee, Union Public Service Commission, Aligarh Muslim University, Benares Hindu University and Member, audition Committee All India Radio, Bangalore, for preliminary selection of artists in Carnatic music He was hort term WHO Consultant in Kathmandu, Nepal, from December 1978 to November 1979 and again from August 1980 to end of January 1981.
He is Life Member of Anatomical Sociaty of India, Association of Anatomists of Tamil Nadu, Indian Medical Association (South Chennai), Nepal Medical Association, The Anatomical Society (formerly Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland) and Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, India.
He is a Fellow of the International Medical Sciences Academy (1981 - 82), National Acadamy of Medical Sciences (India) (1998), The Anatomical Society (Great Britain and Ireland) (2012), Anatomical Society of India (2013).
His significant publications in Indian and Foreign journals are on the human larynx and hypnosis and hypnotheraphy He presented the paper on' the ultra structure of the ganglion on the internal laryngeal nerve in the human larynx' in the International congress of Anatomists in London in August 1985 (published later in the journal of Neuroscience Research,1994) and Hypnotherapy for stammering in the International Congress of Hypnosis, Singapore, November 2004 (published later in Hypnos Nytt 4, December 2006) Swedish, Journal of Hypnosis in Psychotheraphy and psychotherapeutic medicine (published by the Swedish Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis). This paper was selected for the Dr.Vimla Viramani Award which was given at the Annual Conference of the National Academy of Medical Sciences in Amritsar in November 2007.
He has also presented papers on music and musicology in prestigious musical organizations as the Music Academy, Madras, The Indian Fine Art Society, Madras, and Karnataka Parishad, Bangalore. He was a performing artist (classical carnatic music) in the A.I.R Madras and Tiruchirapalli apart from giving several music performances in musical organizations. He has participated as a faculty member in the workshops conduccted by the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, India and addressed many associations on Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy.
He has been interviewed on TV channels as Doordarshan and Sun TV (on Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy) Sun TV, Chennai on hypnotheraphy for children, and Doordarshan on the subject 'Old age os golden age' (Tamil - Ponnana Mudumai).
His sports activities include his being a member of the Madras Medical College cricket eleven (batsman) (1944 to 1946) Vice captain and captain, Stanley Medical college staff cricket team competing for the Bukhary Trophy open to staff cricket teams in colleges in Tamil Nadu (1969,1970). (The Stanley Medical College cricket team won the trophy with Dr.Ramaswamy as captain)