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MAY 2005


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SMA Annual Dinner

Citations for SMA Honorary Members

Dr Oon Chiew Seng: A Lifelong Commitment to the Community
Delivered by Dr Chee Phui Hung

Prof Aline Wong: A Heart for the Common Folk
Delivered by Dr Tan Sze Wee

Letter from MOH

e-Coupons for Consultation

Letters to the Editor

Pharmacy Today
From Dr Camilla Wong

Evidence-Based Medicine or Medicine-Based Evidence?
From a Singapore Health Administrator

Professional Value of GPs
From Dr Chan Kim Yong

Footnote to "Show Me the Money"
From Dr Terence Lim, Editorial Board Member


Sharing Session with the New Housemen
By Dr Alfred Kow, Organising Chairman, 11th SMA House Officers Seminar

Personally Speaking

Do or Die - A Path of No Return
By Dr Barry Thng

A Proposal for an Integrated Medical Centre
By Dr Wong Wee Nam


Shadow and Light

A Doc's Life

A Gorgas Experience in Peru
By Dr Hsu Li Yang

From Dusk to Dawn
By Dr Philip Iau


An Invitation to Write


The views and opinions expressed in all the articles are those of the authors. These are not the views of the Editorial Board nor the SMA Council unless specifically stated so in writing. The contents of the Newsletter are not to be printed in whole or in part without prior written approval of the Editor.

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