Memories of Dr Wu Lien Teh: Plague Fighter

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Originally published in 1995, this special edition has been reprinted on the occasion of the 2nd Dr Wu Lien-Teh Global Commemorative Symposium held in Penang on the 23rd and 24th of July 2016.

Memories Of Dr Wu Lien Teh: Plague Fighter is a pictorial biography of one of the most illustrious sons of Malaysia. Dr Wu Lien-teh (1879–1960) was a distinguished scientist and Cambridge-trained Chinese physician who, at the age of 31, was sent to Manchuria in the severe winter of 1910 to fight the terrifying pneumonic plague which then threatened the world and claimed a death-toll of 60,000 victims. The successful ending of this major plague epidemic, covering a distance of 2,000 miles from the north-west border of Siberia to Peking, within a short period of four months, brought him international fame and marked the beginning of almost thirty years of devoted humanitarian service to China.

 

 

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Originally published in 1995, this special edition has been reprinted on the occasion of the 2nd Dr Wu Lien-Teh Global Commemorative Symposium held in Penang on the 23rd and 24th of July 2016.

Memories Of Dr Wu Lien Teh: Plague Fighter is a pictorial biography of one of the most illustrious sons of Malaysia. Dr Wu Lien-teh (1879–1960) was a distinguished scientist and Cambridge-trained Chinese physician who, at the age of 31, was sent to Manchuria in the severe winter of 1910 to fight the terrifying pneumonic plague which then threatened the world and claimed a death-toll of 60,000 victims. The successful ending of this major plague epidemic, covering a distance of 2,000 miles from the north-west border of Siberia to Peking, within a short period of four months, brought him international fame and marked the beginning of almost thirty years of devoted humanitarian service to China.

 

 

Publisher: Areca Books

Hardback

2016

ISBN: 9789675719264