Wednesday, September 18, 2013

De Sousa, Eugene L. (1905-EOP)

updated December 20, 2013.

Hong Kong nlt.1900

HONG KONG. LMSHK 1905. Ship doctor 1908. Authorized to practice July 8, 1908 [1]. Authorized medical practitioner to sign medical certificates of death 1908-24. MBBS (HK) 1924. Registered to practice as a qualified medical practitioner May 10, 1940 through EOP. Residence: Rm. 3, Hong Kong Chinese YMCA 1941.

[1] 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 and not be addressed officially as "Dr".
[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: The Hong Kong Government Gazette, July 10, 1908, Notice #482; May 10, 1940, Notice #536; May 9, 1941, Notice #558.


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