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Thumboo John Danaraj

Born 1914
Died 1996

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Malaysian physician, 1914-1996.

Biography of Thumboo John Danaraj

Thumboo John Danaraj was Professor and Founder Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya. He was awarded the title "Tan Sri" by the King of Malaysia in recognition of his contribution to the country. It is the equivalent of "Sir" in the UK. His research was especially in the field of Tropical Eosinophilia for which he was awarded a Master of Medicine by the University of Malaya. His special fields of interest were neurology and cardiology. He did the work on primary arteritis of the aorta – Takayasu's disease – together with his wife, Dr. Hee-Ong Wong, who was his co-author.

In 1989 T. J. Danaraj was the first receiver of the joint medal of the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia. The aim of the joint medal of the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia is to encourage young doctors in Malaysia to pursue research in clinical medicine. Danaraj received the award in recognition of his record in research and his encouragement of research activities.

We thank Dr. Hee-Ong WONG, Dr. Danaraj's widow, for information submitted.
Information was also submitted by Andre Trombeta, and Patrick Jucker-Kupper, Switzerland.

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