Friday, September 13, 2013

Anderson, John (1923-1930)

updated September 5, 2013

Founding Professor of the Department of Medicine, HKU.

b.1879, Glasgow - d. March 28, 1931, Shanghai. MA 1901, MBChB 1907, MD 1920 (Glas.); DTMH (Lond.) MRCP. Private practitioner, Wallasey, near Liverpool, 1907-14. The Great War, Medical Officer, Gallipoli; medical and surgical specialist; pathologist, Egypt, Sudan. England 1920. London School of Tropical Medicine, student; demonstrator; Wandsworth Scholarship 1920. Filariasis Commission, British Guiana 1921, under the direction of helminthologist Robert Thomson Leiper. Hong Kong 1923. HKU, Founding Professor, Department of Medicine 1923-28 [1]; Dean, Faculty of Medicine 1927. Honorary Visiting Physician, Government Civil Hospital August 24, 1923. Left Hong Kong for Shanghai 1930. Director, Henry Lester Institute for Medical Research 雷士徳醫學院 1930. Died 1931, Shanghai; bequeathed £250 to HKU to establish a gold medal - the John Anderson Gold Medal.

[1] The establishment of the Medicine Department in the Medical Faculty, HKU as well as the appointment of Anderson was made possible by a Rockefeller Foundation donation in 1923.

Selected bibliography: The British Medical Journal, April 11, 1931, p.647, Obituary. Evans, Dafydd Emrys (Ed.) Constancy of Purpose, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1987. The Hong Kong Government Gazette, August 24, 1923, Appt. #369. The Official Website of the Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong [internet]. The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, July 29, 1931, p.10.


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