Friday, September 27, 2013

Young, Richard (1871-1884+)

updated August 29, 2013

FRCS, LRCP (Edin.) April 16, 1866. Hong Kong nlt..1871. Private practitioner nlt.1871-1884+. Hong Kong Government, acting Surgeon Superintendent, Lock Hospital (vice John Ivor Murray absence on leave) January 19, 1871; Superintendent, Government Civil Hospital February 24, 1871 - September 1872, resigned. Registered to practice Hong Kong May 3, 1884. Residence: Woodville, 7 Arbuthnot Road 1872.

[Young was one of the first nine doctors who registered as medical practitioners in Hong Kong immediately following the enactment of the "Medical Registration Ordinance, 1884" that required all doctors to be licensed before they could treat patients for monetary reward. The nine were: William Stanley Adams, Philip Bernard Chenery Ayres, Johann Gerhard Heinrich Gerlach, Antonio Simplieio Gomes, William M. Hartigan, John H. Lockhead, Patrick Manson, James Stockwell, and Richard Young.]

Selected bibliography: The Hong Kong Government Gazette, January 21, 1871, Notice #12; February 25, 1871, Notice #37; May 3, 1884, Notice.


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