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You are respected by many, as you deserve to be. But to those of us who love you as well, you can never be replaced.
Like a cloud, alone, you wandered off; - To where? I do not know. –
Left me, a wild-goose parted from its flock. So where, I now should go?
君似孤雲何處歸 我似離群雁 (周紫芝 – 卜算子)
Chan Hong-Mo

It was the example of the scholarly attitude of Professor Todd which inspired me to pursue an academic career in medicine. It is fair to say categorically that I owe him my entire career.
David Yu
1966 graduate

you are one of the few person whom I respect most.
thomas yue






林兆鑫,揩 Winnie
Lam Shiu Kum

Dear Professor Todd (Sir David), I have been so fortunate being one of your many students. Your soul touched us all. Your gentle and warm smile as well as your serene yet authoritative voice will always be fondly remembered.
KM Chu 朱建民
Class of Medic 87

Professor David Todd will always be remembered in my heart as an excellent teacher, a great physician and an outstanding scientist!! He has contributed tremendously to HKU as well as the Hong Kong society.

Professor David Todd is a great teacher. He is an inspiring, gentle and friendly doctor. An exemplary figure to all of us.
Dr. Joseph Chan Woon Tong
MBBS 1975

By doing what you love, you cured and awakened the lives of many others.

Thank for your part in my journey, Professor Sir David Todd!
Pierre Chan
Medic class 2000

I knew Sir David only 27 years - from a first visit as an external examiner in Medicine just after he retired. But it was a joy that seven years later he moved to Cambridge for 10 contemplative years of continuing achievement. David's love for Hong Kong, and the Art and Science of Medicine, burned brightly every day: that so many outstanding doctors across the city (and abroad) always sought his counsel, is but one tribute to his greatness. Music, that most abstract of Arts, was David's other love. One treasures those intense conversations and historic piano and voice recordings exchanged: indeed it was no surprise that as a hard-pressed young doctor even one with academic duties, that the young Dr David Todd proved to be a naturally refined critic and music correspondent (writing under a pseudonym in those days, I believe, to escape the attention of his seniors).
It was typical of David, that even when frail and when later doomed by a condition he understood only too well, he remained dignified and self-contained. I join countless people of all ages scattered far-and-wide, who will miss his conversation, and his thoughtfulness, deeply. In sympathy with his family and those who mourn, my wife and I offer heartfelt condolences; we also marvel at the altruistic richness that David brought to this world in victory over his own harsh beginnings and the cruel events that he had witnessed. David Todd was truly a person of the most profound humanity; and it was fortunate that in visiting Hong Kong I could see the interactions with his wonderful colleagues and begin to appreciate just how much he had achieved. His legacy, led by that personal example, will be of lasting value - and is everywhere to be seen.
Timothy Cox
Friend from Cambridge

You are a great teacher who inspired in us the scientific means of medicine and the humanistic ways of its execution. You are the true example of our everlasting aspiration in the practice of medicine.
Cheng Chun Fai

You will be remembered as one of the best teachers in medicine, an excellent doctor and the Founding President of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. You are a role model for lifelong commitment to medicine. Even long after your retirement, you were still closely following new developments in medicine and actively involved in nominating orators for the David Todd Oration of the HKAM each year.

May your soul rest in peace!
Ignatius TS Yu
MBBS 1978

It is with great grief we learnt of your leaving us. You are the most respected teacher and role model in the school of medicine. I still vividly remember the ward rounds and grand rounds where you set standards and morals for our clinical learning.
You will always be in our hearts!!
Iris Kin Chun Lau

Prof Todd has shown us how a doctor should be. He is a gentleman, righteous and has set an extremely high standard in the profession. We all miss him. Rest in peace and best wishes to his family.
Lee Kim Hung

My heart was gripped with sorrow and words cannot describe the pain of separation on that day. Your last portrait stayed with me for a long time when we met again in the Academy lounge in May, 2017.
You are always a great teacher, a scholar and a gentleman, who inspired many of us to teach in universities, to research in medicine, and to treat patients with hearts. Today, I still remember the physical signs you taught us in evening rounds in QMH. Personally, you are my favourite teacher in HKU and set the role model for a good doctor. Professor Todd, the seeds you sowed are growing everywhere around the world. If each of your students saves a hundred lives a year, you can stand proud in heaven as your spirit in us will never die, but keep growing with time.
God bless your soul. Amen.
Cheung Kam Lau

We shall miss a great teacher, a good friend of my family especially my late father Henry Fook Kuen Li.
David , you are the icon of excellance of the medical profession, the creator of the Academy of Medicine and a great supporter of family medicine. You will remain in our hearts for ever.
Donald Li

‧ 醫學院的達教授是對學生嚴肅,對病人慈祥的權威人物;
‧ 九三年香港醫專初成立,註冊程序未能制度化。冒昧求教,他嚴謹和耐心的提點、支持和鼓勵,令我的海外訓練得到平等的對待。九五年成功加入本港專科名冊,更於九七及九九年成為倫敦院士和英國歐盟專科醫生;
‧ 兒子○三年進海外醫學院,教授所做的超越希伯克拉底誓言所云:「我會視老師的兒女為自己的兄弟,如需指教,我將無償及無條件地向他們傳授」,於劍橋設午餐為他一一提點;
‧ 我不過是醫學界微不足道的小人物,所受的恩惠如此豐厚;教授對眾多學生的付出,實非常人可想像;
飛射在漆黑的地上。 (《鐵匠》劉半農)」


Prof. Todd has shared with us his knowledge and vast experience in his teaching during our student days and when I was a specialty trainee. His fatherly figure is unique, with his kindness, patience, gentleness, and smiles on his face.
We are all lucky and blessed to have him as our teacher in medicine and life.
He is always in our heart.
Yeung Yiu Ming Dominic

Professor Todd, a master clinician, an outstanding teacher, a life long mentor, and a gentleman. Your contributions to the University of Hong Kong, to medicine and to all of us that you taught and mentored is a tribute to you.
Christina Wang

Dear Professor Todd

Your gentleness, kindness and soft-spoken words will be dearly missed and I am so honoured to have been one of your students. You will always be remembered.
Eudora Chow

Dear Professor Todd,
Thank you for everything you have given me. You have been my teacher, my mentor, my advisor, and my close friend. Both myself and my family are indebted to you. You have taught me the art of medicine in the most fulfilling way. You have taught me humility that none of my other mentors ever did. Through you, not only have I learned to be a doctor to treat everyone of my patients with the deepest respect that they deserve, but I have also learned to become a compassionate person, to accept my deficiencies and learn from my mistakes. You have also given me a chance to fulfill my dream to do clinical research. Your smile is genuine and contagious and you give all of us that calming effect during ward rounds that despite our lack of knowledge and clinical experience, we learned to discuss the case with the team around bedside with little hindrance and fear. We learned it's alright to say the wrong thing. Those ward rounds are precious and even today I have vivid memories as well as dreams about them. May you rest in peace, my Professor of all Professors.
Henry Pan

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