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Sir David Weatherall
“It was in Singapore, while serving as a doctor in the Royal Army Medical Corps, that I, together with biochemist Frank Vella, diagnosed a Gurkha child as having homozygous β thalassemia. It can thus be said that my time in Southeast Asia started me on the journey that my career would eventually take. I have faith that Project Southeast Asia will be instrumental in bringing Southeast Asianists from the medical field and beyond together for the benefit of the region. Good wishes for the Project!”