A Medical History of Hong Kong: 1842–1941

Moira M. W. Chan-Yeung

The Chinese University Press

A Medical History of Hong Kong: 1842–1941

Pub Date: March 2018

ISBN: 9789882370784

350 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $55.00

A Medical History of Hong Kong: 1842–1941

Moira M. W. Chan-Yeung

The Chinese University Press

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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 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 attitude towards sanitation and public health and began sanitary reforms and developed public health infrastructure.

About the Author

Moira M. W. Chan-Yeung is professor emeritus of medicine, University of British Columbia and honorary professor of medicine, University of Hong Kong.