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Reproduced with permission from:
Dr Raymond Seet Chee Seong


The Lotus and The Bee

The lotus is a symbol of beauty, prosperity and fertility. It germinates in the mud of a pond or pool, rises through the dark water, tosses on the surface with the winds, and is drawn inexorably toward the fiery sun. St. John Chrysostom is quoted to have said: "The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labours, but because she labours for others." This photograph of a bee labouring to make honey out of a lotus blossom is particularly appropriate for doctors labouring, sometimes under duress, to make life better for our patients.



Vol 34 No. 3, April 2005
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| Editorial | Original Articles | Review Articles | Case Reports |

PDF format articles Original Articles
Laparoscopic-assisted Colon and Rectal Surgery – Lessons Learnt from Early Experience
DCS Koh, KS Wong, R Sim, YP Ng, ZQ Hu, DMO Cheong, A Foo

Therapeutic Leukapheresis in Hyperleukocytic Leukaemias – The Experience of a Tertiary Institution in Singapore
D Tan, W Hwang, YT Goh

Treatment of Benign Giant Cell Tumours of Bone in Singapore
YW Lim, MH Tan

Acceptance of Prophylactic Surgery and Chemoprevention of Cancer in Singapore – A Survey
HT See, YB Cheung, F Yong, KS Khoo, P Ang

The Metabolic Syndrome in Hypertensive and Normotensive Subjects: The Isfahan Healthy Heart Programme
R Kelishadi, R Derakhshan, B Sabet, N Sarraf-Zadegan, M Kahbazi, GH Sadri, AA Tavasoli, S Heidari, A Khosravi, A Amani, HR Tolouei, A Bahonar, AA Rezaei Ashtiani, A Moatarian

PDF format articles Review Articles
The Prevalence of Psychological and Psychiatric Sequelae of Cancer in the Elderly – How Much Do We Know?
J Kua

PDF format articles Case Reports
Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis with Cervical Spinal Cord Injury - A Report of 3 Cases and a Literature Review
S Sreedharan, YH Li

Endovascular and Surgical Management of Vertebral Artery Dissecting Aneurysms Presenting With Subarachnoid Haemorrhage: Medium-term Experience
K Sheah, W Lim, Chumpon Chan

Development of Ipsilateral Adrenocortical Carcinoma Sixteen Years after Resection of an Adrenal Tumour Causing Cushing's Syndrome
HS Tan, AC Thai ME Nga, JJ Mukherjee

An Unusual Case of an Intramuscular Lipoma of the Pectoralis Major Muscle Simulating a Malignant Breast Mass
R Pant, ACC Poh, SG Hwang