Achievements in Medicine 1974-1989
Publication Year: 1989
Published by: Hong Kong University Press, HKU
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TRIBUTE AND BIOGRAPHY [Includes Images]
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David Todd was born 61 years ago,in the year of the dragon (1928), in Canton, nowadays Guangzhou. His adopted parents were missionaries from United States and his father, Dr. Paul J. Todd, started the Kung Yee Hospital, one of the first medical schools in Canton, which later became the Chung Shan University Medical School. Subsequently, the Todd Clinic and Hospital was built and served the region until this was taken over in...
ACHIEVEMENTS IN CARDIOLOGY
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The cardiac division is an active unit offering increasing services to our local community. It has kept up with advances in various aspects of cardiology, thus maintaining its leading role amongst the government and subvented hospitals in Hong Kong. Since 1974, the cardiac division has been served by the following physicians: Dr. Victor Yan, Dr. T.F. Tse, Dr. Rebecca...
ACHIEVEMENTS IN CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY
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Clinical Pharmacology, a discipline complementary to yet distinct from basic pharmacology, was introduced into the medical faculty of HKU in 1982 and currently forms part of the Department of Medicine. Its continuing achievements and long-term overall objectives include the following: Heightening awareness of Clinical Pharmacology and the importance of what it can offer clinicians: First and foremost, this is because treatment with drugs is frequently the final common pathway of medical practice, and deserves at least as much...
ACHIEVEMENTS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY
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In 1974, endocrinology was already an established discipline in the Department of Medicine. A metabolic ward and a hormone laboratory established in the early 1960s provided facilities for patient management, opportunities for training and stimulus for research. However, research efforts were mainly focused on carbohydrate metabolism and thyroid disorders. From 1974 to 1989, endocrinology in the Department of Medicine underwent considerable expansion and diversification. ...
ACHIEVEMENTS IN GASTROENTEROLOGY/HEPATOLOGY
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A combined gastrointestinal unit has been set up between the University Departments of Medicine and Surgery since the years of Prof. McFadzean, including a combined ward and a combined gastrointestinal clinic. The combined approach has provided a strong basis for intense basic and clinical research programmes, goodquality under- and post-graduate training, and consequently high-standard, peer-reviewed patient-care. The medical and surgical team has since each subspecialized into solid organ and...
ACHIEVEMENTS IN HAEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY
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Haematology as a subspecialty of Medicine has emerged from a difficult period triumphantly due to the leadership of Professor Todd. While in United Kingdom, haematology moved towards being a strong laboratory discipline with only a moderate amount of clinical commitments; here in Hong Kong, we remained an important and distinct division in Medicine and Laboratory Haematology was allowed to develop fully in Pathology. Although amalgamation of the two...
ACHIEVEMENTS IN IMMUNOLOGY/RHEUMATOLOGY
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...Between 1975-1978, Dr. Mak had set up techniques in complement component analysis and the application of this technology to study the complement profile in various clinical situation. Dr. A. Lee established the facilities for lymphocyte cultures for studies of cell-mediated immunity. Further studies in the immunological aspect of HBsAg in different clinical conditions was continued. Unfortunately, both Drs. Lee and Mak left the Department in 1979. Despite their regular...
ACHIEVEMENTS IN NEUROLOGY
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Neurology is a relatively young subspecialty in the Department of Medicine. Prior to 1981, Dr. M. Lee, an honorary member of the staff, undertook the responsibility of neurology teaching and clinical service on a limited scale. Since its inception in 1981, the Neurology Service has been staffed by Dr. CY. Huang (1981 to 1986), Dr. Y.L. Yu (1983 to date), Dr. D. Chin (1984), Dr. E. Woo (1985 to 1988), Dr. Y.W. Chan (1985) and Dr. CM. Chang (1989 to date). The main activities...
ACHIEVEMENTS IN RENAL MEDICINE
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A unit specializing in the care of patients with end stage renal failure was first formally established in Tung Wah Hospital in January 1980. Initially only haemodialysis service was provided. To cope with increasing patient load, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) was introduced in March, 1983. In the same month, in collaboration with the Government and University Surgical Units, renal transplantation was started in Queen Mary Hospital. In August, 1983, a satellite dialysis centre was...
ACHIEVEMENTS IN RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
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Since 1974, the respiratory division has been served by the following physicians: Dr. Donald Y.C. Yu, Dr. S.Y. So, Dr. W.K. Lam, and Dr. Mary S.M. Ip. In addition, Dr. Jane CK. Chan is completing her 2-year clinical training at Stanford, and Dr. George CY. Chan is now respiratory physician-trainee and will be furthering his training abroad next year. Over these years, the lung function laboratory has continuously evolved and modernized: e.g. from the water displacement...
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It is always difficult to be the last speaker on an occasion such as this. Those who have spoken before have covered all the ground and there is little wisdom left to proclaim. T.K. Chan in his eloquent prologue, has given a comprehensive account of the outstanding achievements of David Todd, the man we honour today, during his long and fruitful career spanning over three and a half decades. The scientific seminar given by his colleagues this afternoon bears witness to...
Page Count: 110
Publication Year: 1989