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Chong Hai Tay


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Singapore physician.

Biography of Chong Hai Tay

Chong Hai Tay is the first Singapore physician to have a disease named for him in the Western medical literature. He graduated MBBS in Singapore in 1959 and has held appointments to several hospitals in Singapore. From 1964 to 1971 he was a medical intern and registrar in hospitals in England. Dr. Tay is Chairman of the National Arthritis Foundation. He is currently in private practice and a consultant physician and rheumatologist at Mt. Elizabeth Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital, Mt. Alvernia Hospital and East Shore Hospital. Chong Hai Tay was the first editor of The Scientific Victorian.


  • C. H. Tay, K. Rajagopalan, E. McEvoy-Bowe, E. P. Tock, J. L. Da Costa:
    A recessive disorder with growth and mental retardation, peculiar facies, abnormal pigmentation, hepatic cirrhosis and aminoaciduria.
    Acta paediatrica Scandinavica, Stockholm, September 1974, 63 (5): 777-782.
  • C. H. Tay:
    Cutaneous manifestations of arsenic poisoning due to certain Chinese herbal medicine.
    The Australasian Journal of Dermatology, Sydney, December 1974, 15 (3): 121-131.
  • C. H. Tay, A. L. Lim:
    Direct immunofluorescent study of systemic lupus erythematosus in Singapore.
    The Australasian Journal of Dermatology, April 1975, 16 (1): 22-31.
  • C. H. Tay, C. S. Seah:
    Arsenic poisoning from anti-asthmatic herbal preparations.
    The Medical Journal of Australia, Sydney, September 13, 1975, 2 (11): 424-428.
  • C. H. Tay, E. H. Yap, M. L. Singh, M. J. Simons:
    Serum IgE levels in normal subjects and allergy patients among the Chinese in Singapore.
    Annals of Allergy, Mclean, Virginia, November 1975, 35 (5): 312-322.
  • H. N. Konchigeri, C. H. Tay:
    Influence of pancuronium of potassium efflux produced by succinycholine.
    Anesthesia & Analgesia, Cleveland, July/August 1976, 55 (4): 474-477.
  • C. H. Tay:
    Rheumatoid arthritis in Singapore, a clinical study.
    Singapore Medical Journal, September 1976, 17 (3): 160-166.
  • K. Rajagopalan, C. H. Tay:
    Hidrotic ectodermal dysplasia: study of a large Chinese pedigree.
    Archives of Dermatology, Chicago, April 1977, 113 (4): 481-485.
  • C. H. Tay, S. F. Leong:
    Antipyretic activity of flurbiprofen.
    Singapore Medical Journal, September 1977, 18 (3): 192-195.
  • C. H. Tay:
    Rheumatoid arthritis.
    The Nursing Journal of Singapore, November 1977, 17 (2): 70-73.
  • P. Winnie, C. H. Tay, K. P. Patel, S. Ramamurthy, Z. Durrani:
    Pharmacokinetics of local anesthetics during plexus blocks.
    Anesthesia & Analgesia, November/December 1977, 56 (6): 852-861.
  • H. Tay:
    The changing pattern of neurological diseases in Singapore.
    Singapore Medical Journal, December 1977, 18 (4): 258-264.
  • H. Tay:
    Treatment of acne vulgaris with topical vitamin A acid.
    Singapore Medical Journal, September 1978, 19 (3): 125-231.
  • H. Tay, K. F. Khiew, S. H. Kuo:
    Extraosseous Ewing's sarcoma: report of a case and review of literature.
    Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei), January 1992, 49 (1): 53-56.
  • C. H. Tay, R. M. Welsh, R. R. Brutkiewicz:
    NK cell response to viral infections in beta 2-microglobulin-deficient mice.
    The Journal of Immunology, Baltimore, January 15, 1995, 154 (2): 780-789.
  • C. H. Tay, R. M. Welsh:
    Distinct organ-dependent mechanisms for the control of murine cytomegalovirus infection by natural killer cells.
    Journal of Virology, Washington DC, January 1997, 71 (1): 267-275.
  • C. H. Tay, E. Szomolanyi-Tsuda, R. M. Welsh:
    Control of infections by NK cells.
    Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology, 1998, 230: 193-220. Review.
  • C. H. Tay, L. Y. Yu, V. Kumar, L. Mason, J. R. Ortaldo, R. M. Welsh:
    The role of LY49 NK cell subsets in the regulation of murine cytomegalovirus infections. The Journal of Immunology, January 15, 1999, 162 (2): 718-726.
  • C. H. Tay:
    Eosinophilic arthritis. Rheumatology, 1999, 38: 1188-1194.
  • L. Xu, C. H. Tay, B. T. Huber, N. H. Sarkar:
    Cloning of an infectious milk-borne mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) DNA from a mammary tumor that developed in an endogenous MMTV-free wild mouse.
    Virology, New York, August 1, 273 (2): 325-232.
  • C. H. Tay, B. T. Pugh, S. R. Clough, B. H. Magee:
    Dermal irritation assessment of three benzene sulfonate compounds.
    International Journal of Toxicology, Washington DC, January/February 2004, 23 (1): 11-16. Other works by C. H. Tay:
  • The Quack. A cyclostyles publication of the Science and Mathematics Society.
  • Some Selected Poems and A Malayan Ballad. A collection of poems.
  • The Birth of a New Day. A collection of poems, 1977.

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