Saturday, 16 March 2013

Meet Prof Peter Piot

Prof Baron Peter Piot was whom I wrote to, to request help with finding and confirming which of the early Malay doctors had studied at the LSHTM (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) in UK.

The information obtained from the LSHTM is included in Appendix 4: Malay Doctors who Attended the LSHTM, on page 274, in Research on the Early Malay Doctors 1900-1957 Malaya and Singapore. There were probably many more doctors who attended the LSHTM but I only gave six names to Prof Peter Piot to help search for me. In Appendix 4, I listed only these six names of early Malay doctors and the time they were at the LSHTM:

  1. Dr Shaik Mohamad Baboo bin Ahmad Albakish, 1929
  2. Dr Megat Khas bin Megat Omar, 1950
  3. Dr Mohamed Said bin Mohamed, 1947-48
  4. Dr Abbas bin Haji Alias, 1949-51
  5. Dr Mohamed Din bin Ahmad, 1951
  6. Dr Sulaiman bin Mohd Attas, 1950*
* from family account

Prof Peter Piot is the Director of the LSHTM. He is a distinguished medical professor and researcher who looked into gay health and HIV/AIDS at the global level. At that time, HIV/AIDS was unknown to the world and it was just beginning, in Zaire, Africa. Prof Peter Piot's work received worldwide acknowledgement and the world then came to know about HIV/AIDS. You can watch his video about how HIV/AIDS became known as we know it today.

Peter Piot reflects on his career (LSHTM video)