Monday, 17 January 2011
Dr Abdul Wahab bin Mohamed Ariff (1919-2006)
LMS 1949 KEVII
Date of birth: 24 December 1919
Place of birth: Georgetown, Penang
Date of death: 9 March 2006
Place of death: At home in Tanjung Bungah, Penang
Notes from the author:
Please refer to my book, Biography of the Early Malay Doctors 1900-1957 Malaya and Singapore, pages 262-276, for his full biography.
1950 - entered government service
1950-58 - MO Penang, MO Butterworth, MO Perlis (Kangar), MO Kuala Pilah
1954 - got rid of gastroenteritis epidemic
1953-55 - CMHO Perlis; established Snake Unit in Perlis
1955 - his snake venom research was published in BMJ
28 Feb 1956 - Straits Echo Times of Malaya published about snake poisoning
1955-1957 - CMHO Kuala Pilah (separate male & female hospitals)
1957 - CMHO Penang; riots in Penang on New Year's Day
1955 - recipient of Queen's Fellowship in Public Health, Child Health, and Midwifery
1957 - left Malaya to go to England for MRCPE and DCH
5 Jan 1957 - April 1959 - U of London, London Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene, and Rotunda Hospital in Dublin
Returned to Ministry of Health, Malaya
April 1959 - April 1960 - CMHO Terengganu
15 April 1960 - 1963 - Head of Medical and Health Services in Brunei
1963 - Brunei Legislative Council
1964 - CMHO Kelantan
1967 - CMHO Pahang
1968 - CMHO Penang, attended a display, "A History of Medicine in Pictures" (below). Dr Abdul Wahab Mohd Ariff and wife knew Dr MJ Che Lah and wife.
Top photo, from left: Dr Abdul Wahab bin Mohd Ariff (CMHO Penang 1968), man who?, Dr Che Lah bin Md Joonos (holding cup), wife of Dr Abdul Wahab, and nurse/matron.
Bottom photo: Display on "A History of Medicine in Pictures". Could be at GH Penang; the wall sign says blood transfusion, etc. The man in turban could be Dr Lakbir Chall Singh of the rural clinic in Penang? Both photos from the collection of Dr MJ Che Lah.
1969 - CMHO Johor
1970 - CMHO Kuala Lumpur
1970 - 1973(?) - Director of Health Services, Director of Planning and Development at MOH Malaysia
1973 - 1974 - Deputy Director-General of Health Malaysia
(Tan Sri Dr Abdul Majid bin Ismail was 2nd DG)
24 December 1974 - Retired at age 55 years
1975 - 1978 - Acting VC UKM, first Professor of Social and Preventive Medicine at UKM,
HOD Social and Preventive Medicine (now Community Health)
1 June 1975 - May 1978 - second Dean, Faculty of Medicine at UKM
May 1978 - Retired at age 59 years
Father - Mohd Ariff bin Ghouse , worked at Finance Dept in Penang Municipal Council, passed away when Abdul Wahab was 18 months old (infant) in 1921.
Mother - Sharifah Aminah bt Syed Mohamed @ Mak Kechik, housewife, passed away at age 72 in Kelantan in 1964 when Dr Abdul Wahab was CMHO Kelantan.
Sibs - 3 brothers: Mohamed (family in Penang), Abu Bakar (family in Kuala Lumpur), and Dr Abdul Wahab (youngest, family in Penang). All 3 brothers are deceased.
Unions - married twice
1. Sona Baboo: 1 son and 2 daughters: Ahmad Fathil (deceased 1 March 1964), Siti Rohani (deceased in 2013), and Nazli Hanoum.
2. Datin Intan bt Mustapha (married 1952, Tanjong Bungah): 1 son: Dato' Mokzani
Datin Intan was 83 in 2013, 84 in 2014, 85 in 2015, is 86 in 2016.
Dr Abdul Wahab passed away at home in Tanjong Bungah on 9 March 2006, aged 86.
The title of Dr Abdul Wahab's book is given on page 199 of my book, Biography of the Early Malay Doctors 1900-1957 Malaya and Singapore.
The title of his book is "Medical Students during the Japanese Invasion of Singapore, 1941-1942," published in 1987.
Book link http://www.amazon.com/students-Japanese-invasion-Singapore-1941-1942/dp/9971849534
MATTERS OF MUSLIM INTEREST.
The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 13 February 1930, Page 12
Muslim Students' Aid Society Scholarship
- by Muslim Students' Aid Society of Singapore
- for Muslim boys attending English schools in the colony
- 5 scholarships of $120 per annum
3 for Singapore, 1 for Penang and 1 for Malacca
- need Principal's recommendation
- write to Mr. M. S. Marican, secretary of Society
- office address: No. 4, Raffles Place, Singapore
M. S. E. Angullia Scholarship
- from Wakaf Estate of Mr. M. S. E. Angullia, father of
Mr. A. M. S. Angullia, J.P. of Robinson Road
- awarded alternately to a Muslim boy at Raffles Institution
and at King Edward VII College of Medicine
- for 2 years
Penang Mohamedan and Hindu Endowments Board Scholarships
- from funds of Captain Kling Mosque
- must be permanent residents of Penang
- for poor orphans
A List of scholarships to and from English schools and Colleges
in the Straits Settlements
- issued by Education Department, Government scholarships for Malay boys
- 3 for Singapore, 10 for Penang, 10 for Malacca
- $6 a month for Singapore and Penang
- $10 a month for Malacca
Posted by Prof Faridah at 22:01
Labels: Book - Medical Students during the Japanese Invasion of Singapore 1941-1942 (1987), Dr Abdul Wahab bin Mohamed Ariff