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Pioneers

Dr. U Maung Maung Taik

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Dr. U Maung Maung Taik
Pioneers of Medicine in Burma #7: Forensic Medicine – Dr. U Maung Maung Taik

...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930): Sherlock Holmes - The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier

In Sayagyi U Ba Than’s short biography, I mentioned that Saya was not only the senior consultant surgeon but also the Police Surgeon at the Old Rangoon General Hospital. It was at this time that a young doctor was posted as the Assistant Medical Superintendent, who also was the ex-officio assistant police surgeon. This young doctor was Saya U Maung Maung Taik, MBBS (Lucknow), BL (Rgn) who was to become the very first full time forensic medicine expert in Burma.Saya graduated with MBBS from the University of Lucknow in India in 1944 and was appointed to the Rangoon General Hospital. Together with Sayagyi U Ba Than, Saya U Maung Maung Taik was one of the doctors who performed the autopsy of the Arzarni (Martyrs) in 1947.
Last Updated ( Friday, 15 May 2009 10:12 ) Read more...
 

Dr. U Kyee Paw

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Dr. U Kyee Paw (Prof. U Kyee Paw, FRCS Edin, FACS, FICS)
Pioneers in Medicine, Burma #5: Surgery - Prof. U Kyee Paw

While all my teachers had made a difference in my life, a few had left indelible marks on the way I think and work since becoming a doctor in 1967. As I am more close to these teachers, I hope you all will allow me to add anecdotes about these teachers, to illustrate why they have touched my life and heart more than others.Prof. U Kyee Paw, MBBS, FRCS, FACS, FICS, FAFPS thoracic surgeon, professor and head of the department of surgery, IM1 will always be my idol whom I try a lot to emulate but with only partial success.I wrote earlier that Sayagyi was trained under Prof. Daw Yin May and was sent to UK to be trained as an OB-GYN. Not having a Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists at that time, Saya had to take FRCS (OG) from the RCS Edinburgh, just like Prof. Daw Yin May did. Saya came back but was destined not to be an OB-GYN.When I was in my 3rd. MB, Saya, when he was taking a bedside clinic, turned to our group and asked, "What is there in Rochester?" I stammering replied, "Saya, I only know only of the Mayo brothers and the Mayo’s Clinic. I read it in Reader’s Digest." Saya only smiled and then did not add anything else.Only later I learnt about Saya leaving Burma again to study thoracic surgery in Mayo’s clinic. Saya went back again to study in Lahey’s Clinic for cardio thoracic surgery and thyroid surgery. Saya was the pioneer of cardiothoracic surgery in Burma.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 June 2009 06:45 ) Read more...
 
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