Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Hung Men-sau 洪明修 (1938-1940)

updated April 17, 2014.

Igakushi 医学士 [MB equivalent ], Nihon Medical Special College 日本医学専門学校, Japan July 26, 1919. Registered to practice Hong Kong July 20, 1938. Private practitioner 1938-40, address: 1/F, #1 Yu Chow Street, Shamshuipo 1938. Struck off the Register of Medical and Surgical Practitioners September 23, 1940[1].

[1] The following was published in the September 27, 1940 issue of the Hong Kong Government Gazette:
Medical Department.
No. 1114 - At an Inquiry held by the Medical Board on the 12th and 24th days of July, 1940, a resolution was duly passed that it had been proved to the satisfaction of the Board that Dr. Hung Men Sau of 125 Nanchang Street, ground floor, Shamshuipo, had permitted an unqualified assistant employed by him to give inoculations for cholera and vaccination to persons attending at his consulting rooms and had permitted such assistant to furnish such persons with certificates already signed by him certifying that he the said Dr. Hung Men Sau had inoculated and vaccinated such persons whereas in fact he the said Dr. Hung Men Sau had not seen such persons no had he performed such inoculations for cholera and vaccination and further that he the said Dr. Hung Men Sau had signed certificates of inoculation for cholera and vaccination in blank and had permitted the said assistant to deal with the same as he saw fit and that, in relation to the facts so proved to the satisfaction of the Board, the said Dr. Hung Men Sau had been guilty of infamous conduct in a professional respect and directed the name of Dr. Hung Men Sau be struck off the register of Medical and Surgical Practitioners qualified to practice medicine and surgery in this Colony.
Dated this 23rd day of September, 1940,
By Order of the Board,
M.M. Watson,
Hon. Secretary.
In 1940, a total of four doctors were found guilty of the same charges, and they were:  Pang Iu-ki 彭耀基, Wong Yu-lung 黄裕綸, Hung Men-sau 洪明修 and So Ping-lun 蘇炳麟. All, except Pang, whose case was the first to be exposed, were disqualified and no longer permitted to practice in Hong Kong. Pang was only censured for his misconduct. Pang's case might have triggered an across-the-broad investigation by the Medical Board; exactly how many doctors were investigated is unknown. The three struck-offs were the only ones that had been published in the entire period contemplated by this dictionary.

Selected bibliography: The Hong Kong Government Gazette, July 22, 1938, #559; September 27, 1940, #1114.


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