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A distinguished lung-cancer researcher in Hong Kong who was promoted by Linda Koo as a possible Asian WhiteCoat, but who was clearly not recruited.
1989 Feb 25: Report on the progress of recruiting Asian WhiteCoats finishes with the statement that Dr [Linda] Koo gave us the name of a consultant whom we may wish to contact. Of course, we would not use her name.
Dr W.Y So. of Hong Kong.
Dr So had some earlier papers (1982) published on lung cancer in Chinese women so she would have been a good recruit for the tobacco industry. Clearly she did not respond to the approach by the tobacco companies or their lawyers, since her name does not appear in any of the archive documents after this date.