Friday, September 13, 2013

Chan Fai-kwong (1902-d.1903 HK)

updated December 26, 2013.

HONG KONG. LMSHK 1902. Assistant to the Government Bacteriologist, William Hunter, October 14, 1902-1903 [1]. Chan died suddenly of Acute Yellow Atrophy January 31, 1903.

[1] Three Chinese, all holders of LMSHK, were appointed as Assistant to the Government Bacteriologist. They were: Chan Fai-kwong, Ho Ko-tsun 何高俊, Lee Yin-sze 李賢士. This was the first instance Chinese were appointed; the positions were previously held by Japanese.
[2] LMSHK was the qualification awarded to graduates of the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese HKCMC (1887-1912). Holders of LMSHK were not authorized to practice as private practitioners until July 8, 1908 [a]. From that day on they were permitted to practice as "exempted persons", but not to be listed in the Medical Register.
[a] There were hospital appointments, more particularly at missionary or charitable hospitals, prior to 1908. For instance, Kwan King-leung 關景良, LMSHK 1893, was permitted to practice at the Alice Memorial Hospital 1893.

Selected bibliography: Hong Kong Government, Report of the Government Bacteriologist for the Year 1903. Hong Kong Government, Report of the Principal Civil Medical Officer for the Year 1902.


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