Doctor, dubbed S'pore's father of tuberculosis, remembered for saving thousands in new book

Dr James Mark Jeyasebasingam Supramaniam (centre) on his hospital rounds. PHOTO: COURTESY OF DATO PAUL SUPRAMANIAM AND SINGAPORE PRESS HOLDINGS
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SINGAPORE - He smuggled medical supplies across enemy lines during the Japanese Occupation, played a pivotal role in eliminating tuberculosis (TB) in Singapore and led the charge against smoking on the island.

Yet, Dr James Mark Jeyasebasingam Supramaniam, or JMJ for short, kept such a low profile that when author Naleeza Ebrahim was asked to write a book about him, she did not recognise his name.

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