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A MAN OF IMPLACABLE WISDOM: PROFESSOR DR. FAISAL MASUD(1954-2019) - PART 5

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By Dr. Ali Madeeh Hashmi
“A high degree of intellect tends to make a man unsocial”  - Arthur Schopenhauer


In September, 2013, I was appointed Associate Professor of Psychiatry in King Edward. It was a promotion as well as validation for the three years I had put in at KEMU since my return from the USA in 2010. And it would never have happened if Faisal sahib had not been our Vice-Chancellor (the first permanent Vice-Chancellor since KE became a University in 2006).
It would not be a stretch to say that it was Faisal sahib’s grand entrance into the Vice-Chancellor’s office at KE which finally started an ascent in KE’s fortunes. KEMU’s predecessor, King Edward Medical College with its venerable history and traditions had no equal in Pakistan; in fact in the entire region, since it is the 3rd oldest medical institution in the Indian subcontinent after Calcutta Medical College (established 1835) and Grant Medical College Mumbai (established 1845).
But once the College was hastily elevated …