Lives of the fellows

Maleka Khatun

b.1 January 1934 d.21 January 2001
MB BS Dhaka(1956) DCH(1962) MRCP Glasg(1966) MRCP(1968) FRCP(1986)

Maleka Khatun was professor of paediatrics in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She was born in Malda, in what is now West Bengal, India. Her father was Amiruddin Sarker, a landlord. She studied medicine at Dhaka University, graduating in 1956 with a distinction in physiology.

She went on to become a teacher of nurses, a pathologist, a medical officer and a clinical assistant. In 1969 she was appointed as an associate professor of paediatrics in Dhaka, and in 1979 she became a professor.

She wrote papers on, among other subjects, psychosomatic diseases, retroperitoneal teratoma, gastroenteritis and immunization, prevention of rheumatic fever, and convulsions.

In 1969 she married Motior Rahman, a surgeon, and they had two daughters. At the time of her election to the Fellowship of the College in 1986 she listed reading and spending time with her children and family as her interests.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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