Thursday, 9 August 2012

Search 21



SEARCH 21
4 May 2005

The 21st search is to scrutinise an eighth e-mail sent to me on 9 March 2005 by En. Mohd. Fadli Ghani from Kuala Lumpur. This is a 1.5-page e-mail with 3 attachments. The subject read "Re: Doktor Melayu Pertama". It is 8.50 pm.

Asrama Dr. Latiff
En. Fadli confirmed that the ADL has been demolished to make way for the construction of the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2). He had called his cousin in Jalan Gurney, KL who confirmed that ADL was present between 1970s-1980s. En. Fadli visited the site but there was nothing to be found onsite.

Early Malay books
En. Fadli has appended images of pages from 3 early Malay books. MVC-011F is the preamble of "Tayyibul Ihsan fi Tibbul Insan". MVC-012F is "Luqtat Ijlan". He has also transcribed the preamble from each book from Jawi script to Rumi script. I really must thank him for his effort. MVC-013F is "Risalah Perubatan" which was reproduced by Tok Guru Haji Ishak Mohd. Hashim, Kedah in 1815.

Telehealth website
En. Fadli pointed out a few things on the Telehealth website which I help to manage:
  1. Dr. Nik Mazian was ex-USM surgeon. She is now YB Dr. Nik Mazian Nik Mohamed, EXCO Kelantan State Government.
  2. It is uncertain whether there were Malay medical students at Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt in 1890. It is uncertain whether the medical faculty (Kulliyah Perubatan) existed at that time. Among the Malay students who were present at that time included Tok Kenali, Datuk Laksamana Kelantan, Sheikh Tahir Jalaluddin, Sheikh Salleh Masri and others. Most of them were students of Tok Guru Haji Ahmad Mohd. Zain al-Fathani.
  3. It is uncertain whether Tabib Raja Ahmad Raja Hassan Riau studied in Cairo. He was also a student of Tok Guru Haji Ahmad Mohd. Zain al-Fathani. Tabib Raja Ahmad Raja Hassan was a royal doctor (tabib diraja) in Riau. He opened a hospital in Tanjung Pinang, Pulau Penyengat and called it "Gedung Ubat Raja Daud Raja Hassan" which was a Riau government clinic. He also wrote at least 2 medical books, "Risalah Rumah Obat Raja Daud Raja Hassan Pulau Penyengat" and "Obat-obat Tradisional Melayu".
  4. Tok Guru Haji Ahmad Mohd. Zain al-Fathani did not study in India but he studied from a Muslim Indian medical expert, probably in Mekah. En. Fadli can't recall the Indian expert's name but he will inform later. Medical knowledge flourished rapidly in India around 1850s. This raises the question whether there were Malays who studied medicine in India before 1905.
  5. Muhammad Salleh ibni Ahmad Penambang (circa 1871). The date 1871 is the date when he reproduced the book "Ilmu Tabib". His real name was Mohamad Salleh Ahmad Penambang. The original "Ilmu Tabib" belonged to the Raja Besar Kelantan. The copy that he reproduced consists of 491 pages and 147 fasal and now lies is Pusat Dokumentasi Melayu DBP, KL.
  6. Dr. Burhanuddin wrote biochemistry books. En. Fadli said there are many more of his books which he has not seen including the following: Materia Medica, Biochemistry, Homeopathy, Clinical, Therapeutic, etc.
Dr. Burhanuddin al-Helmy Mohd. Noor
He graduated from Ismaileh Medical College, New Delhi in 1936 with a Medical Doctor degree in Homeopathy (MD Hom.). He obtained Master of Medicine in Homeopathy (MDH) from The Chistiyia Medical College, Ajmir, India in 1941. He obtained a PhD in Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology, Alighar Muslim University, New Delhi in 1943. He obtained a second PhD in Homeopathy from Academia Internationalis. He obtained Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) from the School of Naturopathy, London in 1948 and Doctor of Divinity (DDiv) from International Academy, Canada. He was Fellow of Naturopathic Forest University (FNFU), Sri Lanka and Licensed Naturopathic Physician, California.

In 1958, he was appointed Professor of Homeopathic Clinical Medicine by Hahnemann's Medical College, California as a recognition for his contribution as a lecturer of Hahnemann's Medical College. He founded 3 centres where he taught Hahnemann's medical programme: Malaya Health Centre (MHC), Singapore; Dewan Kesihatan Melayu, Singapore; and Dewan Life Science Centre, KL.

First Malay with a PhD
En. Fadli emphasised that Dr. Burhanuddin was the first Malay who studied homeopathy and was also the first Malay to obtain a PhD. It is unknown if there was a Malay with a PhD before 1943. Dr. Burhanuddin was regarded as the first Malay professor.

Only two Malay professors in late 1960s
There were only 2 Malay professors in UM in the late 1960s - Professor Ungku Aziz and Professor Hamzah Sendut.

Professor Ungku Aziz
He is retired but is still active in helping the Malays in business.

Professor Hamzah Sendut
He was the first VC of USM. See Search 22 re YB Tan Sri Professor Hamzah Sendut (1927-1996).

Professor Zulkifli Mohamad
He was Timbalan Presiden PAS. He obtained Professor Kehormat (Honorary Professor) from Universitas Sawiragading, Jakarta in 1959.

It is 10.26 pm.


Acknowledgement

Asrama Dr. Latiff
En. Fadli confirmed that the ADL has been demolished to make way for the construction of the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2). His cousin in Jalan Gurney, KL confirmed that ADL was present between 1970s-1980s. En. Fadli visited the site but there was nothing to be found onsite.

Early Malay books
En. Fadli has appended images of pages from 3 early Malay books:
MVC-011F is the preamble of "Tayyibul Ihsan fi Tibbul Insan".
MVC-012F is "Luqtat Ijlan". He has transcribed the preamble from each book from Jawi script to Rumi script.
MVC-013F is "Risalah Perubatan" which was reproduced by Tok Guru Haji Ishak Mohd. Hashim, Kedah in 1815.
I have lost all 3 images from my CPU.

Telehealth website
En. Fadli pointed out a few misconcepts found on the Telehealth website. I have corrected whatever was possible.

Professor Emeritus William Roff
William Roff (2000). "The Origins of Malay Nationalism", Oxford Publishing, London. page 189.

YB Dr. Nik Mazian Nik Mohamed
University al-Azhar graduate
She is with the EXCO Kelantan State Government.
Dr. Nik Mazian was ex-USM surgeon, in the same batch as Dr. Rozemi, Dr. Mahmud, etc.

Malay medical students at Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt in 1890
It is uncertain whether there were Malay medical students at Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt in 1890. It is uncertain whether the medical faculty (Kulliyah Perubatan) existed at that time.

Malay scholars at Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt in 1890
Among the Malay students who were present in 1890 included Tok Kenali, Datuk Laksamana Kelantan, Sheikh Tahir Jalaluddin, Sheikh Salleh Masri and others. Most of them were students of Tok Guru Haji Ahmad Mohd. Zain al-Fathani.
Tok Kenali
Datuk Laksamana Kelantan
Sheikh Tahir Jalaluddin
Sheikh Salleh Masri
Tabib Raja Ahmad Raja Hassan Riau
It is uncertain whether Tabib Raja Ahmad Raja Hassan Riau studied in Cairo.
He was also a student of Tok Guru Haji Ahmad Mohd. Zain al-Fathani.
Tabib Raja Ahmad Raja Hassan was a royal doctor (tabib diraja) in Riau.
He opened a hospital in Tanjung Pinang, Pulau Penyengat and called it "Gedung Ubat Raja Daud Raja Hassan" which was a Riau government clinic. Why is it called "Gedung Ubat Raja Daud" and not Raja Ahmad which is his name?
He also wrote at least 2 medical books, "Risalah Rumah Obat Raja Daud Raja Hassan Pulau Penyengat" and "Obat-obat Tradisional Melayu".

Tok Guru Haji Ahmad Mohd. Zain al-Fathani
He did not study in India but he studied from a Muslim Indian medical expert, probably in Mekah. Medical knowledge flourished rapidly in India around 1850s. This raises the question whether there were Malays who studied medicine in India before 1905.

Indian medical expert
See Search 23 re Tok Guru Haji Ahmad Mohd. Zain al-Fathani. Tok Guru Haji Ahmad's medical teacher was Syeikh at-Tabib Abdul Rahim al-Kabili who originated from India.

Muhammad Salleh ibni Ahmad Penambang
He reproduced the book "Ilmu Tabib" in 1871. His real name was Mohamad Salleh Ahmad Penambang. The original "Ilmu Tabib" belonged to the Raja Besar Kelantan. The copy that he reproduced consists of 491 pages and 147 fasal and now lies is Pusat Dokumentasi Melayu DBP, KL.

Raja Besar Kelantan
Owned the original book "Ilmu Tabib".

Dr. Burhanuddin al-Helmy Mohd. Noor
He graduated from Ismaileh Medical College, New Delhi in 1936 with a Medical Doctor degree in Homeopathy (MD Hom.). He obtained Master of Medicine in Homeopathy (MDH) from The Chistiyia Medical College, Ajmir, India in 1941. He obtained a PhD in Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology, Alighar Muslim University, New Delhi in 1943. He obtained a second PhD in Homeopathy from Academia Internationalis. He obtained Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) from the School of Naturopathy, London in 1948 and Doctor of Divinity (DDiv) from International Academy, Canada. He was Fellow of Naturopathic Forest University (FNFU), Sri Lanka and Licensed Naturopathic Physician, California.

In 1958, he was appointed Professor of Homeopathic Clinical Medicine by Hahnemann's Medical College, California as a recognition for his contribution as a lecturer of Hahnemann's Medical College. He founded 3 centres where he taught Hahnemann's medical programme: Malaya Health Centre (MHC), Singapore; Dewan Kesihatan Melayu, Singapore; and Dewan Life Science Centre, KL.

He wrote biochemistry books. En. Fadli said there are many more of his books which he has not seen including the following: Materia Medica, Biochemistry, Homeopathy, Clinical, Therapeutic, etc.
First Malay with a PhD
En. Fadli emphasised that Dr. Burhanuddin was the first Malay who studied homeopathy and was also the first Malay to obtain a PhD. It is unknown if there was a Malay with a PhD before 1943. Dr. Burhanuddin was regarded as the first Malay professor.
Only two Malay professors in late 1960s
There were only 2 Malay professors in UM in the late 1960s - Professor Ungku Aziz and Professor Hamzah Sendut.
Professor Ungku Aziz
He is retired but is still active in helping the Malays in business.

Professor Hamzah Sendut
He was the first VC of USM.
See Search 22 re YB Tan Sri Professor Hamzah Sendut (1927-1996).
Professor Zulkifli Mohamad
He was Timbalan Presiden PAS.
He obtained Professor Kehormat (Honorary Professor) from Universitas Sawiragading, Jakarta in 1959.


Telehealth Research Group
http://www.medic.usm.my/rnd/~telehealth
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia

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