Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese

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The Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese (Chinese: 香港華人西醫書院) was the first college in Hong Kong to fully adopt and accept Western medical science practices. It was established in 1887, and was considered a break through in opening up western medical research and development to the Far East.


The school was formed under Frederick Lugard, the Governor of Hong Kong at the time. The London Missionary Society founded the establishment. Important initiatives were led by notable members like Dr Patrick Manson who was a newcomer to Hong Kong, but an experienced medical practitioner and enthusiast for public health. Sir Kai Ho was also a member of the Chinese elite in Colonial Hong Kong. He played a major role in convincing the Chinese population that western medicine was acceptable and a new alternative in a culture that have largely been dominated by traditional Chinese medicine.

In 1907 the school was renamed to Hong Kong College of MedicineThe University of Hong Kong. [2003] (2003). Growing with Hong Kong: The University and its Graduates, the first 90 years. ISBN 9622096131] . In 1908 it was authorized to sign death certificates. [Starling, Arthur. Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences Society. Hong Kong Museum of MedicalSciences Society Staff. [2006] (2006). Hong Kong University. ISBN 9622098053] The nucleus of the school would later create the foundation for the new and renamed Hong Kong University in 1910. The colonial society at the time was not quite ready for western medicine at the time. As a result, many of the medical graduates were actually unemployed.

Notable alumni

* Sun Yat-sen

ee also

* University of Hong Kong
* Li Ying College


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