For archive (Updated on February 11, 2019)
U Tin U is the elder brother of Sayagyi U Ba Than, Dr. Daw Win Hlaing, Daw Myint Thwe, Dr. Myo Tint, U Tin Htoon (A60), Saya U Myo Min (UCC), U Thaung Lwin (EC66) and Daw Cho Cho Hlaing.
He is Past Captain of RUBC (Rangoon University Boat Club). He received his Gold for representing RUBC in Coxed Fours at the Independence Day Regatta at Kandawgyi in 1948.
He matriculated in 1946 and attended Rangoon University. His classmates include Dr. Pe Nyun, Dr. Pe Thein and U Sein Hlaing.
He received his BSCE from Oregon State University and MSCE from Yale University.
Upon his return to Burma, he taught part-time at the Civil Engineering Department.
He also served in Burma Civil Engineering Society.
He gave an interview to Saya U Soe Paing for the “History of University Engineering Education in Burma/Myanmar”.
He played golf for fun until his early 80s. He enjoys the 19th hole.
He was Captain of RGC (Rangoon Golf Club).
Dr. Khin Tun (Peter, UK), his eldest son, posted an interview to celebrate U Tin U’s 89th birthday on August 3, 2018.
The other Tin U
Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint wrote :
Although this post about Peter’s father U Tin U, I would like to say something about the other U Tin U.
Saya U Tin U was the pioneer of child health and paediatrics in Burma. He was the first Burmese doctor to pass the MRCP (Paediatrics), the first professor of Child Health, the first medical superintendent of the Rangoon Children’s Hospital, the first Principal of the postgraduate school of child health. He was the only Burmese Paediatrician to serve as WHO Professor of Paediatrics in India (Calicut) and Bangladesh (Dhaka).
Saya called our medical disciple as “child health” rather than Paediatrics as he would like to focus on keeping children healthy rather than looking after them when their are unwell. Saya pioneered the use of Oral Rehydration Solution for diarrhoea in children, setting up center for childhood malnutrition; standardization of treatment of Dengue Haemorhagic Fever. He authored seven books on child health, all of which went into multiple reprints and Saya was awarded the National Literary Prize (Ahmyo Thar Sapay Su). Saya also served as the Member of the parliament for Dagon Township for one term. Saya was the elder brother of Saya U Sein Win (RIT EE).
Editor’s Notes :
I need time and resources to do the following :
- overview of subjects (similar posts)
- annotate photographs
- time lines
- more in-depth treatment of selected topics
Some materials should appear as links or inset in the related posts.
For example, the two U Tin U should be covered in “Names : Tin” and possibly “Names : U“.
Dr. Tin U could be covered in “Doctors : Tin U“.