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A Medical History of Hong Kong : 1842-1941

Author: Moira Chan-Yeung
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, Hong Kong [China] : Chinese University Press, 2018 [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book tells the fascinating story of the development of medical and sanitation services in Hong Kong during the first century of British rule and how changing political values and directions of the colonial administration and the socioeconomic status of the Hong Kong affected the policies of development in these areas. It also recounts how the bubonic plague of 1894 changed the government's laissez-faire  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Moira Chan-Yeung
ISBN: 9789882377493 9882377491
OCLC Number: 1066226645
Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF (xii, 329 pages)) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: The reluctant birth of medical services in Hong Kong --
Diseases of Venus : prostitution and its control --
The Chinese Hospital (Tung Wah) : its rise, decline, and rebirth --
Western medicine : a hard sell in Hong Kong --
The inconvenient truths : sanitation in Hong Kong --
The "great dying" : bubonic plague --
Plague : a breeding ground for improvements in public health --
Women's medicine : maternal and infant health --
The three great killers : malaria, smallpox, and beriberi --
A century of development and achievement.
Responsibility: by Moira M.W. Chan-Yeung.

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Tells the fascinating story of the development of medical and sanitation services in Hong Kong during the first century of British rule and how changing political values and directions of the  Read more...

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