A Medical History of Hong Kong

1942–2015

Moira M. W. Chan-Yeung

The Chinese University Press

A Medical History of Hong Kong

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Pub Date: February 2019

ISBN: 9789882370852

290 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $49.00

A Medical History of Hong Kong

1942–2015

Moira M. W. Chan-Yeung

The Chinese University Press

This book gives an account of Hong Kong’s medical and health development from the Second World War to the present day, investigates how medical and health services grew and adapted as Hong Kong’s political and the socioeconomic landscape—and the world beyond it—changed, and continued changing. The author is a clinician-scientist rather than a social scientist, her writing is therefore based on her first-hand knowledge of the changes in the Hong Kong medical and health care scene, and the book has also been enriched by her meticulous research via the archives of available government publications, other literature, and media reports.


This book is a sequel to A Medical History of Hong Kong: 1842–1941.
This book presents an unbiased and scientific analysis of events which prompted the authorities and the public to consider, evaluate, and ultimately implement policies that resulted in the gradual improvement of the healthcare system in Hong Kong.Rosie T. T. Young, The University of Hong Kong

About the Author

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