• Vol. 38 No. 12, 1021–1025
  • 15 December 2009

Three I’s and the Future of Medicine



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Professor Gordon Arthur Ransome was a legend in his time and truly an iconic figure in the history of Singapore medicine. I never had the good fortune of working for Professor Ransome. However, even as a medical student, I remember my Professors speaking with awe and affection about his clinical prowess, his compassion for patients and his devotion to teaching. He also set very high standards – I was told his nickname was “kosong” as he was inclined to give “zero” marks to students who performed poorly in the clinical examinations.

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