The year was 1937. A young doctor who was emotionally moved by people suffering with tuberculosis and other lung ailments dedicated his life to the task of helping these people. This was an age when no proper treatment was available and TB patients were ostracized by society. Not many doctors dared to treat these patients for fear of contracting the disease themselves. It is in this situation that Dr. Mathuram Santosham. A young man of 24 found "The LungClinic", the forerunner of the Santosham Chest Hospital.