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130 Years of Medicine in Hong Kong

From the College of Medicine for Chinese to the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Frank Ching
    Pages 1-10
  3. Frank Ching
    Pages 11-20
  4. Frank Ching
    Pages 77-110
  5. Frank Ching
    Pages 111-153
  6. Frank Ching
    Pages 155-198
  7. Frank Ching
    Pages 199-229
  8. Frank Ching
    Pages 259-294
  9. Frank Ching
    Pages 295-324
  10. Frank Ching
    Pages 351-380
  11. Frank Ching
    Pages 381-434
  12. Frank Ching
    Pages 435-472
  13. Frank Ching
    Pages 473-502
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 503-509

About this book


This book reviews the medical history of Hong Kong, beginning with its birth as a British colony. It introduces the origins of Hong Kong’s medical education, which began in 1887 when the London Missionary Society set up the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese. When the University of Hong Kong was established in 1911, the College became its medical faculty. The faculty has gained distinction over the years for innovative surgical techniques, for discovering the SARS virus and for its contribution to advances in medical and health sciences. This book is meant for general readers as well as medical practitioners. It is a work for anyone interested in Hong Kong or in medical education.


hospital system of Hong Kong London Missionary Society Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese Alice Memorial Hospital Patrick Manson

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Hong KongHong Kong

About the authors

Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer, journalist, and university lecturer who has worked in China and East Asia for many years. His writings include Ancestors: 900 Years in the Life of a Chinese Family, published by Morrow, The Li Dynasty: Hong Kong Aristocrats, Oxford University Press, and Hong Kong and China: For Better or for Worse, jointly published by the China Council of the Asia Society and the Foreign Policy Association, New York. He is also guest editor of Healing with the Scalpel: From the First Colonial Surgeon to the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong, published by the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title 130 Years of Medicine in Hong Kong
  • Book Subtitle From the College of Medicine for Chinese to the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
  • Authors Frank Ching
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-6315-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-3879-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-6316-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 509
  • Number of Illustrations 46 b/w illustrations, 86 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of Medicine
    History of China
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