Datuk Dr Sam Abraham (1929 – 2007): a towering Malaysian

The good paediatrician was born in Taiping and died in Kuala Lumpur.

Obituary published in the Adelaidean:

Dr Sam Abraham decided early on to remain in government medical service rather than set up a private practice. He did this for two reasons: first, he felt the need to serve the community and wanted to ensure that he gave something back to the people of Malaysia; and second, he knew that in a government practice he would come into contact with a wide variety of cases, the likes of which he would not see in private work. This added to his depth of experience, and further opened his eyes to the state of the nation’s health. He subsequently worked in the government medical service for 30 years.

The article in full.

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