“The Early Malay Doctors 1900-1957 Malaya & Singapore”: Talk by Prof. Faridah Abdul Rashid

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM) is pleased to host a special Talk by Prof. Faridah Abdul Rashid, “The Early Malay Doctors 1900-1957 Malaya & Singapore”  in conjunction with Al-Tibb: Healing Traditions in Islamic Medical Manuscripts Exhibition.

Date: 28th April 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Venue: Auditorium, IAMM
Admission: Free

This talk will provide the insights of early Malay doctors between 1900 and 1957 Malaya & Singapore and its development in medical history and to acknowledge their contributions which have helped to shape Malaysia’s & Singapore’s health systems today. In this regard, their faces, biodata and families, are important for us and generations to come to cherish. Their names may not all be enshrined in street names, schools, hostels and institutions of higher learning, nevertheless, together, they have left a peaceful, conducive and safe place for all of us to enjoy in this unique region. There is no other place in this world where we can find such great Malay doctors, who spoke our language, knew us first-hand since birth, and knew our basic needs, but here in our own backyard.

Speaker’s Profile:

Prof. Faridah Abdul Rashid holds a double BA in Microbiology (with distinction) and Chemical Sciences from California State University, Chico (1980), MSc in Biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside (1982) and PhD from the University of Western Australia, Perth (1990). She is a lecturer at the School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia. Her 36 years lecturing career began in June 1982 and ends in October 2018. She has taught medical biochemistry to medical undergraduates and postgraduates in addition to medical laboratory technologists and undergraduate as well as working nurses. Drawing on her passion in local history and zest in information and communication technology (ICT), she was compelled to teach subjects pertaining to Medical Bioethics, History of Medicine and lead Telehealth Research at USM. She has researched on The Early Malay Doctors after completing high school (sixth form) and throughout her teaching career at USM. She has finally published two international books on The Early Malay Doctors of Malaya and Singapore between 1900 and 1957 (Merdeka).

For more details , please click the programme poster. Kindly RSVP to book your seats by email to education@iamm.org.my or call us at 03-2092 7032 / 7033 / 7034 / 7038.

*RSVP before 21st April 2018