Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Lau Lai 劉禮 (1902)

updated May 24, 2014.

Hong Kong nlt.1897

HONG KONG. LMSH[1] 1902. Resident Medical Officer, Government Dispensary, Wanchai April 29, 1902. Public Vaccinator April 29, 1902. Government Dispensary, Tai Po January 8, 1903 - 1906. Authorized to practice December 1909. Authorized medical practitioner to sign medical certificates of death 1909.

[1] LMSH was the qualification awarded to graduates of the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese HKCMC (1887-1912). Holders of LMSH 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, LMSH 1893, was permitted to practice at the Alice Memorial Hospital 1893.

Selected bibliography: Hong Kong Government, Report on the Health and Sanitary Condition of the Colony of Hong Kong, for the Year 1906, p.397. Hong Kong Government, Report on the New Territories for the Year 1902. Hong Kong Government, Report of the Principal Civil Medical Officer for the Year 1903. The Hong Kong Government Gazette, May 2, 1902, Notice #270; December 24, 1909, #821.


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