By Guangqiu Xu
conventional chinese language medication built over millions of years, yet alterations brought from 1835-1935 through American missionary medical professionals initiated a landslide of cultural revolution within the urban of Canton and scientific modernization all through China. targeting clinical missionaries’ rules and methods in a central urban of the interval, Canton, Guangqiu Xu, a local of Canton, describes the long term impression of yankee types of clinical paintings, that are nonetheless in position in China today.
regardless of stiff resistance to alter and chinese language suspicion of overseas rules, the impression of yank clinical missionaries used to be profound. They opened clinical faculties, educated smooth medical professionals, and promoted public wellbeing and fitness schooling. those modifications in flip resulted in significant social pursuits within the modernization of Canton, equivalent to the women’s rights circulate, glossy charity and welfare structures, and sleek hygiene campaigns.
This e-book specializes in the adjustments American medical professionals delivered to Canton, their implementation, what is still in their impact this present day, and the way a few of these ameliorations have unfold throughout China. It exhibits that the chinese language have themselves develop into extra attentive to cultural family with the USA as a part of the popularity of those alterations, and demonstrates how the original combination of contemporary Western and standard chinese language medicinal drugs has helped modernize China and make Canton the cradle of contemporary reform and revolution in China.
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A new strategy was designed, and the Canton Medical Missionary Union was established that year. 32 The Canton Hospital became more popular than before. 36 The Hospital, however, with the new arrangement, was shifted to the directors of Lingnan University on July 23, 1930, provided that they would carry on the objectives of the Medical Missionary Society as articulated in its constitution—healing patients, teaching medicine, and preaching Christianity—and use all funds received from the Society and its properties for these objectives.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiassen became something of a legend on the island as they traveled on long trips into the mountains. In 1892, 15,681 patients came to visit the hospital and dispensary, and Mr. ”62 By 1919, the hospital established by Dr. 64 In brief, the dispensary movement of the medical missionaries helped found hospitals and dispensaries in the rural areas in south China to provide medical services to the sick. They played a role in promoting modern medical work in the countryside. Those hospitals and dispensaries became admired among the poor peasants, gentries, and merchants, and some of them even won the support of the local governments.
59 In 1885, the Presbyterian Board decided to appoint Dr. H. M. McCandliss and Rev. Frank P. Gilman as missionaries to Hainan. Dr. McCandliss, the son of a physician in Philadelphia and John Kerr’s grandson, left America for Canton in May 1885. He pursued his course at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. On reaching Canton, he spent some months working at the Canton Hospital before he went to Hainan. In November 1885, Dr. McCandliss and Mr. Jeremiassen established a hospital in the city of Haikou, the first Western hospital in Hainan Island.
American doctors in Canton : modernization in China, 1835-1935 by Guangqiu Xu