“Happy Koi” 100 x 150 cm Oil On Canvas
by Chua Mia Tee

According to a Japanese legend, if a koi succeeds in climbing the falls at a point called Dragon Gate on the Yellow River, it would be transformed into a dragon. Koi have thus become a symbol of worldly aspiration and advancement. The Japanese associate koi with perserverance in adversity and strength of purpose. Because of its strength and determination to overcome obstacles, it stands for courage and the ability to attain high goals.

Vol 36 No 11 November 2007

| Editorial | Selected Lectures | Free Papers Original Articles | Free Papers Case Series | Free Papers Commentaries |

PDF format articles Editorial
How do we Encourage Clinician Scientists in Singapore?
Manuel Salto-Tellez, Vernon M S Oh, Eng Hin Lee

PDF format articles Selected Lectures of the 41st SMCM
18th Gordon Arthur Ransome Oration
Some Milestones: Specialist Education, Training and Assessment in Singapore
Chin Hin Chew

Galloway Memorial Lecture
The Role of Electrophysiology in the Diagnosis and Management of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
Yew-Long Lo

Recertification in Internal Medicine – The American Experience
David C Dale

Child Development Programme in Singapore 1988 to 2007
Lai-Yun Ho

Young Surgeon’s Award
Bone Generation in the Reconstruction of a Critical Size Calvarial Defect in an Experimental Model
Yong-Chen Por, Carlos Raul Barceló, Kenneth E Salyer, David G Genecov, Karen Troxel, El Gendler, Mohammed E Elsalanty, Lynne A Opperman

The Impact of Mainland Mothers on the Obstetric Services of Hong Kong
Tony Chung

Welcome Address at the Opening Ceremony of the 41 st Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine, 19 July 2007, Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore
Lai-Yun Ho

Acceptance Speech by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for the Conferment of Honorary Fellowship by the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 19 July 2007, Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore
Hsien Loong Lee

Citation on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for Admission to Honorary Fellowship, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Kwong-Ming Fock

Citation on Dr Chew Chin Hin – 18th Gordon Arthur Ransome Orator
Gilbert SC Chiang

Free Papers

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Original Articles
Screening for Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci Using Stools Sent for Clostridium difficile Cytotoxin Assay is Effective: Results of a Survey of 300 Patients in a Large Singapore Teaching Hospital
Joshua KX Tay, Ethan E Bodle, Dale A Fisher, Raymond VTP Lin, Gamini Kumarasinghe, Paul A Tambyah

Development of a Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis Control for Philippine Medical Schools
Melflor Aldovino Atienza, Camilo Cala Roa Jr, Erlyn Aclan Sana

Molecular Analysis of the SMN1 and NAIP Genes in Iranian Patients with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Pupak Derakhshandeh-Peykar, Mohsen Esmaili, Zahra Ousati-Ashtiani, Manijeh Rahmani, Farbod Babrzadeh, Shahla Farshidi, Elham Attaran, Mohammad Mehdi Sajedifar, Dariush Daneshvar Farhud

The Role of Topical Traditional Chinese Medicaments as Contact Sensitisers in Chronic Venous Leg Ulcer Patients
Kar Seng Lim, Mark BY Tang, Anthony TJ Goon, Yung Hian Leow

PDF format articles Case Series
Late Complications Following Tetralogy of Fallot Repair: The Need for Long-term Follow-Up
Kay Woon Ho, Ru San Tan, Keng Yean Wong, Teng Hong Tan, Sriram Shankar, Ju Le Tan

EUS-FNA of the Left Adrenal Gland is Safe and Useful
Tiing Leong Ang, Tju Siang Chua, Kwong Ming Fock, Augustine KH Tee, Eng Kiong Teo, Kent Mancer