• Vol. 32 No. 6, 843–845
  • 15 November 2003

The Early Years of Otolaryngology in Singapore – 1946 to 1977

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It was the late Dr BM Johns, a general surgeon, a New Zealander and Head of Surgical Unit “B” Singapore General Hospital (SGH), who first practised simple Ear, Nose and Throat in addition to his general surgical practice after World War II (1941-1945). After his internment as a prisoner of war by the Japanese military in Singapore, he went on leave to the United Kingdom (UK) and observed the workings of Otolaryngology there, also in its infancy.

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