Friday, 30 November 2012

501451 Biography of the Early Malay Doctors


I have obtained feedback from the publisher today, 30 November 2012. The Press Release (PR) has been sent to 105 media organizations in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia.

Please note that the listed price for the book is AUD$39.99 for paperback and AUD$59.99 for hardcover. At Xlibris, the prices are in Australian Dollars.

I would appreciate it and be very grateful if anyone could email me if you see any promotion on the book. It will be a good learning experience for me.

You can also use the PR attached below for promoting my book in your magazines, newspapers, club magazine, flyer, poster, banner, etc. You can edit for brevity or to fit column or page constraints. Shouldn't be a problem. I trust people.

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Book on Malay Medical Pioneers Takes Up Their Role in Shaping National History
Faridah A. Rashid chronicles the few good men who practised medicine in obedience to Islam to reach the “bottom billion” of their suffering masses

KELANTAN, Malaysia  – Faridah Abdul Rashid fills in an important gap in Malayan history with her treatise on early Muslim doctors who worked in British Malaya (now Malaysia), Singapore and other parts of Southeast Asia.  In no wise does her book neglect faith in favour of the secular nature of modern medicine.  Thus, while Biography of the Early Malay Doctors 1900-1957 Malaya and
Singapore is a chronicle of doctor graduates from King Edward VII College of Medicine in Singapore and the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, it is also a study in the interaction of faith and healing as these doctors practised grassroots rural medicine to reach “the bottom billion.”

The doctors in this book were the first Malaysians and Singaporeans to practise modern medicine.  Yet there were less than 60 of them from 1911 to 1957 before Merdeka or Malaysian independence.   Their significance lies in their providing the groundwork for the Malaysian health system, which is numbered among the world’s most enlightened and progressive health programmes.   The said doctors built prayer rooms in hospitals for patients as well as immunized patients.

Another vital part of the history of these medical pioneers was the belief of many people in their capabilities to lead, not just in helping provide good health.  Thus, beyond faith and medicine, they were obliged to lead in the political enlightenment of their people.  Some of them were stalwarts of the Malaysian independence movement.
The Malaysian health system today operates with a big budget, but it started out with a group of people who became part of the agency of humanitarian change for their suffering masses.  The system still proudly practises this part of their history today.

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About the Author
Faridah Abdul Rashid was born in Malacca, Malaysia.  She grew up and attended schools in Malaysia and completed the Malaysian Certificate of Education (MCE) in 1975.  She attended universities overseas and holds a double BA in Microbiology (with distinction) and Chemical Sciences from California State University (1980), MSc in Biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside (1982) and PhD from the University of Western Australia, Perth (1990).  She has received prestigious financial, academic and merit awards locally and internationally.  She is a lecturer in biochemistry at the School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan in Malaysia. Her teaching career began in 1982. She has taught medical biochemistry to medical undergraduates and postgraduates in addition to medical laboratory technologists and nurses. Drawing on her passion in local history and zest in computers, she was compelled to teach subjects pertaining to medical bioethics, history of medicine and research on telehealth.

Biography of the Early Malay Doctors 1900-1957 Malaya and Singapore * by Faridah Abdul Rashid
Publication Date: November 21, 2012
Trade Paperback; $39.99; 982 pages; 978-1-4771-5994-1
Trade Hardback; $59.99; 982 pages; 978-1-4771-5995-8
To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at 1-800-618-969. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (02) 8282-5055 or call 1-800-618-969.

Xlibris books can be purchased at Xlibris bookstore. For more information, contact Xlibris at 1-800-618-969 or on the web at

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The 105 (106) organisations which have been faxed the PR are (based on the report I received from the publisher):

Organisation Media type
The Observer (Home Hill) Daily Newspaper
The Sunday Times Daily Newspaper
Harper's Bazaar Magazine
Numurkah Leader Daily Newspaper
The West Australian ED Magazine Daily Newspaper
News-on-Bookselling Magazine
Insights Magazine
Lake Times Daily Newspaper
Health Today Malaysia Magazine
New Times Magazine
Sarina Midweek Daily Newspaper
The Inverell Times Daily Newspaper
Bega District News Daily Newspaper
Asuh Magazine
The Tablelander Daily Newspaper
Euroa Gazette Daily Newspaper
The Weekly Daily Newspaper
The Herald Sun Weekend Daily Newspaper
Signs of the Times Magazine
Attitude Community Newspaper
Pink Ribbon Magazine Magazine
Press Guide Magazine
Broadside Magazine
Far North Queensland (FNQ) Independent Daily Newspaper
Sayang Muslim Magazine
Woman's Day Magazine
Deniliquin Pastoral Times Daily Newspaper
Vision FM Radio Station
Scone Advocate Daily Newspaper
Berita MMA Magazine
Riverine Herald Daily Newspaper
The Herald Sun YourMoney Daily Newspaper
Bellarine Times Daily Newspaper
The Australian Women's Weekly Magazine
West Coast Sentinel Daily Newspaper
Blaze Magazine
The Western Herald Bourke Daily Newspaper
Barossa & Light Herald Daily Newspaper
Radio National The Book Show Radio Network Show
Pelita Bahasa Magazine
Duo Magazine Magazine
Byron Shire Echo Daily Newspaper
Think Big Magazine Magazine
Eastern Riverina Chronicle (Henty) Daily Newspaper
Allora Advertiser Daily Newspaper
Gladstone News Daily Newspaper
Forbes Advocate Daily Newspaper
Hunter Valley News Daily Newspaper
The Warialda Standard Daily Newspaper
Ballina Shire Advocate Daily Newspaper
Top Daily Newspaper
East Gippsland News Daily Newspaper
ASIA TIMES Daily Newspaper
Nihon Keizai Shimbun Sydney Bureau Daily Newspaper
Radio National Australia Talks Radio Network Show
Malaysian Women's Weekly Magazine
The Northern Star Daily Newspaper
The Irrigator Daily Newspaper
SHE Magazine
Singapore American Newspaper Daily Newspaper
Hello Malaysia Magazine
SMA News Magazine
ABC Radio National The Book Reading Radio Network Show
Quadrant Magazine
Yass Tribune Daily Newspaper
Chieu Duong Daily Newspaper
New Dawn Magazine Magazine
Port Stephens Examiner Daily Newspaper
Whitsundays Coast Guardian Daily Newspaper
Hopetoun Courier & Mallee Pioneer Daily Newspaper
Geelong News Daily Newspaper
Mailbox Shopper Daily Newspaper
Traralgon Journal Daily Newspaper
Camden Haven Courier Daily Newspaper
The Sunday Canberra Times Relax Daily Newspaper
The Australian Family Magazine
Majalah I Magazine
inCite Magazine
Blayney Chronicle Daily Newspaper
ABC Channel 2 NSW First Tuesday Book Club Television Network Show
Westerly Magazine
New Sabah Times Daily Newspaper
Condobolin Argus Daily Newspaper
Yamaji News Daily Newspaper
Gatton Lockyer Brisbane Valley Star Daily Newspaper
The Malaysian Reserve Daily Newspaper
Australian Author Journal Magazine
UTUSAN BORNEO Daily Newspaper
Gold Coast Panache Magazine
Benalla Ensign Daily Newspaper
Great Southern Herald Daily Newspaper
The Edge Singapore Daily Newspaper
Riverland Weekly Daily Newspaper
The New Paper Daily Newspaper
Townsville Bulletin Daily Newspaper
South Gippsland Sentinel Times Daily Newspaper
The Sunday Telegraph Funday Telegraph Daily Newspaper
NW Magazine
Her World - Malaysia Edition Magazine
Today Daily Newspaper
The Noosa News Life Daily Newspaper
LiveWell Magazine
Eastern Shore Sun Daily Newspaper

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