Unknown to each other, authors Eu Gaik Choo from Kuala Lumpur and Tan Ewe Aik from Penang left to pursue tertiary studies in Hong Kong in 1939 and 1941 respectively, each choosing to study medicine, out of a desire to help people. Prescriptions of Faith depicts how their own individual characters developed over the years, describing at length their experiences growing up in the uncertain political climate during the tumultuous period of the mid-twentieth century. In these two intertwined autobiographies, the reader finds heartfelt testimonies of faith, sacrifice and contributions to making life more meaningful.
Excerpts from the Forewords
“These are moving and eloquent memoirs of two remarkable lives” Sir David Todd
“A story of compassion, a reminder that besides skills and knowledge, medicine is essentially a humane and humanistic profession.” Professor Chan Li Chong
About the Authors
Dr Eleanor Eu Gaik Choo was born on 8 March 1921 in Kuala Lumpur. She left for Hong Kong in 1939 to pursue her medical studies. Nine years later, she met Tan Ewe Aik, also a practicing medical student. They married on 9 June 1951 at Hong Kong’s St Joseph’s Church. Dr Peter Tan Ewe Aik was born three years later than his future wife, on 2 November 1924 in Penang. His mother was a Straits-born Nyonya. Over the years, both doctors have made numerous contributions to their country.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Sir David Todd, Professor Emeritus, University of Hong Kong
Foreword by Dr Chan Li Chong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong
Part One: The Rugged Winding Path – The Memoirs of Datin Seri Dr Eleanor Eu Gaik Choo
Part Two: Wartime Lessons in Medicine and Life – The Memoirs of Dato’ Seri Dr Peter Tan Ewe Aik
Selected References and Sources