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Dr Khoo having a light moment with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad after the launch of his book in Kuala Lumpur.
KUALA LUMPUR: Prominent cardiologist Datuk Dr Khoo Kah Lin, who has given 40 years to cholesterol research, said that when he reflects back on his life, he thinks of Dorothy in the fantasy adventure, The Wizard of Oz.
In the story, farm girl Dorothy ran away from a cruel neighbour and found herself in the technicolour world of Oz. There she meets and befriends the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion, each with their respective quests to look for a brain, a heart and courage.
As the story moves along, her trio of friends realised each of them already has what they were looking for: the Scarecrow shows signs of wisdom, the Tin Man is sentimental and the Lion shows signs of bravery.
“People came into my life when I needed them most, and when I reflect on this, I’m always reminded of Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz,” Dr Khoo said at the launching of his book, My Cholesterol Journey In Malaysia, at the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia here yesterday. He is Master of the academy.
“I feel so blessed that the dreams that I dared to dream at the start of my cholesterol journey came true,” he said,” rephrasing a line from the award-winning song Over the Rainbow from the 1939 musical adaptation of the classic novel.
His book is a detailed study of hyperlipidaemia in the nation, comprising 40 years of Dr Khoo’s clinical experience and cholesterol research.
It represents his life’s work treating patients, including his renowned work on familial hypercholesterolaemia.
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