Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ho Nai-hop 何乃合 (1899)

updated December 19, 2013.

Ho Nai-hop. Credit: Twentieth Century Impressions of Hong Kong, Shanghai, and other Treaty Ports of China.
The First Government Medical Officer For The New Territory.

Alias Ho Lok-kum. Hong Kong nlt.1894

HONG KONG. Queen's College 1894; LMSHK 1899. Medical Officer in charge of the New Territory 1899. Private practitioner 1903, surgeon, Hong Kong Milling Co., Ltd. Authorized to practiced July 8, 1908 [2].  Authorized medical practitioner to sign medical certificates of death 1908.

Siblings: 1. Ho Nai-Tsun 何乃全.

[1]  Ho was based in Tai Po, assisting John Christopher Thomson, the Government Medical Officer and his tutor at the medical college.
[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 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.


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