Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Chapters in TEMD


These research was begun in November 2002 and has lasted till today. There were altogether 52 early Malay doctors between 1910 and 1957, inclusive. These doctors included medical doctors, dentists and homeopathy doctors. Most of the medical doctors had received their medical education at the King Edward VII Medical College in Singapore, before the University of Malaya was established and the medical faculty was relocated to Malaya in 1960. A few other medical doctors had studied medicine at the University of Hong Kong, not of their want, but they were stranded in Hong Kong due to the outbreak of the Second World War in 1941. The dentists graduated from the King Edward Dental College and from the University of Melbourne. The homeopathy doctors graduated from India and Singapore but the programme was in German. The German Consulate-General office was opened in Singapore in 1892, so homeopathy was the in-thing there then, and the British-backed Federated Malay States Government Medical Institution was not opened till much later, in 1905. All our doctors returned to Singapore and Malaya to serve upon graduation. Some went on to further their studies when the Queen's Scholarship was made available to  very bright Malays. From my research on this topic, I would conclude that all the early Malay doctors were  highky disciplined and the best doctors British Malaya and the Federation of Malaya ever had. They were highly respected by their respective societies. They were the hallmark of Malay endeavours in medicine. May we always remember them all.

Inclusion criteria
Correct name & identity of doctor
Some amount of biography (limit max. 10 A4-pages)
Citation available in published records/literature
Portrait photograph available (other photos are a bonus)
Contact person available

Exclusion criteria
Name is uncertain
Identity is uncertain
No portrait or photo for positive identification
No biography
No contact person, relatives, friends or alumni

These chapters are ready for submission
These chapters are ordered according to the doctors' date of graduation. In this way chronology becomes evident as one reads beginning with the first chapter on the list, to the last chapter on the list. If they are ordered alphabetically, then nobody knows which one should come first and chronology is lost.

1.   Dr Abdul Latiff bin Abdul Razak
2.   Dr Pandak Ahmad bin Alang Sidin
3.   Dr Mohamed Ibrahim bin Shaik Ismail
4.   Dr HS Moonshi
5.   Dr SM Baboo
6.   Dr Ismail Ghows
7.   Dr KM Ariff
8.   Dr Ali Othman Merican - to separate into 3 chapters, including 1 for each son
9.   Dr Hamzah bin Taib
10.  Dr Husin bin Mohamed Ibrahim

11.  Dr Abdul Wahab Khan bin Mohamed Lal Khan - still to add info/photos from Rahmat
12. Dr Mustapha bin Osman - MMA helped, obtained contact with relatives, completed biography
13. Dr Che Lah bin Md Joonos
14. Dr Abdul Ghani bin Mohammad
15. Dr Megat Khas bin Megat Omar
16. Dr Mohamed Said bin Mohamed
17. Dr Awang bin Hassan
18. Dr Mohamed bin Mohamed Ibrahim
19. Dr Amir Burhanuddin Al-Helmy - can't locate family members
20. Dr Abdul Karim bin Nawab Din - completed biography

21. Dr Mohamed Din bin Ahmad
22. Dr Sulaiman bin Mohd Attas
23. Dr Abdullah bin Ahmad
24. Dr Nuruddin bin Mohd Salleh
25. Dr Mohamed bin Taib
26. Dr Latifah Bee Ghows - re-do chapter after splitting her father's biography from hers
27. Dr Ismail bin Abdul Rahman - completed biography
28. Dr Salma bte Ismail - short biography; try get more info from Dato Zakiah's husband
29. Dr Abdul Wahab bin Mohamed Ariff - completed biography, info from his wife
30. Dr Abdul Aziz bin Omar - completed biography, met his eldest daughter's family

31. Dr Omar bin Din - wife still alive; got family and alumni contacts, completed biography
32. Dr Abdul Majid bin Ismail - interviewed and obtained complete biography
33. Dr Syed Mohamed Alwi Alhady - completed biography, contacted by his daughter
34. Dr Abu Bakar bin Ibrahim - need to redo & add info after splitting Tan Sri Salma's biography
35. Dr Syed Mahmood bin Syed Hussain Jamalullail - short bio
36. Dr Carleel Merican - re-do after splitting chapter into 3
37. Dr Mohamed Noor bin Marahakim
38. Dr Ruby Abdul Majeed - brief bio, daughter is writing her memo
39. Dr Ahmad Ezanee Merican - contacted wife and relatives, completed biography
40. Dr Mohammad Noor bin Nordin - contacted eldest and youngest daughters, completed biography

41. Dr Ariffin bin Ngah Marzuki - contacted wife and youngest daughter
42. Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad - old & new photos from Arkib Negara Malaysia
43. Dr Siti Hasmah bt Mohd Ali - wedding & family photos from Arkib Negara Malaysia
44. Dr Raja Ahmad Noordin bin Raja Shahbuddin - interviewed him, wife and son. Contacted relatives. Complete biography.
45. Dr Ungku Omar bin Ungku Ahmad - contacted his youngest daughter. Completed biography

KIV these chapters
Search will continue for these early Malay doctors:
1.  Dr Abbas bin Alias (completed biography)
2.  Dr Samsudim Cassim (biography is already in a published book)
3.  Dr Abdul Samat bin Pagak (no further family contact; incomplete biography)
4.  Dr Nizamuddin bin Ahmad (reason - no family contact; no biography)
5.  Dr Abdul Ghani bin Mohammed (completed biography)
6.  Dr Mohamed Salleh bin Haji Abdul Hamid (Johor) (incomplete biography)
7.  Dr Syed Mahmood bin Abdul Rahman Alkuds (Johor) (incomplete biography)
8.  Dr Kandati bin Seka (Singapore) (no family contact)