(A) Dr V K Ting's Table

AuthorV K Ting's


I Shantung Road Hospital, Shanghai 2 The Mackenzie Memorial Hospital,Tien tan..3 The Pelyang Women's Hospital, Tien-tuin 4 The British Charitable Hospital, Peking 5 The Mukdeu Medical College and Hospital 6 Hangohow Hospital and Medical Training College 7 The Alice, Memorial and Affiliated Hospitals, Hong Kong 8 The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (The above list consists of those medical institutions which have applied for relief, and is obviously not comprehensive There are numbers of other institutions of the same kind, both British and Chinese, which are doing admirable work in all parst of the country, and which deserve, and will no doubt after inxeatigation receive, full consideration from the Board of Trustees The same observation applies to the list of educational institutions in (C) of this appendix A comprehensive list of the British medical institutions in China has been prepared by Dr Jamaer L Maxwell, and will be at the disposal of the Board of Trustees)

1 The Shantung Road Hospital, Shanghsa This institution, which enjoys a very high reputation among Chinese and foreign residents in Shanghai for the excellent work it is doing, was initiated as long ago as 1843 bv Dr William Lockhart, an agent of the London Missionary Society, and occupied quarters near the South Gate of the Chinese city In spite of the anti foreign feeling that was then so strong, no fewer than 19,000 patients were attended to in the first two and a half years of the hospital's existence A new building was erected on a purchased site in 1846

This hospital may be regarded as the oldest British medical institution now carrying on work in China It is intended primarily for the needs of poor Chinese, and is supported by voluntary contributions from British, Chinese and other nationals It is owned and held in trust by British trustees, and its work is directed by a representative General Committee, consisting of the trustees and other members elected at an annual general meeting During the past eighty-two years it has done an incalculable amount of good m the relief of suffering, the healing of disease, the saving of life and the spreading of Western knowledge and teaching in the spheres of medicine, public health and sanitation There is a proposal to develop a scheme which would have for its object the establishment of a great medical school in China If this scheme takes practical shape, the hospital will possibly unite or co operate with the Union Medical School (in connection with 3t John's University and St Luke ' Hospital) and the Women's Medical School at the West Gate, which specialises m the training of Chinese female doctors and nurses The Shantung Road Hospital also has its own school for Chinese nurses, and this institution is capable of great development With regard to the needs of this hospital, which form the basis of its claim to generous treatment at the hands of those who will administrate the Indemnity fund, the following official statement gives the necessary information 'Entire rebuilding is absolutely essential for any proper development the present quarters being quite inadequate as to size, condition and environment And unless considerable funds for rebuilding are forth coming very shortly, it is feared that this British institution may lose its pride of place A hospital m the centre of the city fully and properly equipped with 800 beds is urgently needed, together with a convalescent home somewhere in the country close by Still heavier demands on the institution are anticipated in the future, so that development is necessary in order that the hospital can play its rightful part for the good of the people ' For reconstruction it is estimated that 1 million taels are required The expenditure will be allotted as follows Taels Purchase of land in the country for a convalescent home 100,000

Building of convalescent home 150,000

Building of hospital of 300 beds at Shantung Road 750,000


In addition to the above, it is estimated that 1 million taels should be earmarked for endowment and to meet the irrecoverable expenses of a small medical school The sum estimated for endowment is arrived at after allowing for charitable and other support from foreigners and Chinese The foregoing figures are given as a rough guide to the probable eoast of putting the Shantung Road Hospital m such a position that it could cope satisfactorily with any normal demands made upon it The question of a large scheme, including a good medical school or medical university, has not been taken into consideration It may be added that during 1925 the in-patents numbered 2,980, the outopatient visits, 91,892

2 The Mackenate Memonal Hospital, Tten-tsn The Executive Committee of this hospital has appled for a grant of money in aid of the building fund The hospital is an old-estabhshed insttution Its history goes back to 1868, when the London Missionary Society, with the co operation of the Brtish army doctors m Tlen-tsm, began to give medical attention to the poorer classes of Chinese m that city In 1879 Dr J Kennett Mackenzie was appointed to the charge of the hospital The work done by him and his staff attracted the attention of the great Chinese statesman, Li Hung chang, then Viceroy of Chihh, whose wife owed her recovery from a severe illness to Dr Mackenzie's ministrations The Viceroy subscribed to the building of a new hospital on Taku Road in 1880, and also appointed Dr Mackenzie principal of a medical school to tram Chinese surgeons for the Chinese Government Service This was the first Government school of Western medicine in China Dr Mackenzie died i 1888, but his name is still held in grateful remembrance by the people On the Ilth September, 1924, the control of the hospital was transferred by the London Misslonary Society to an Executive Committee consisting of sub scnbers to the hospital The pressing need of this institution is for new buildings to take the place of the old ones, which are falling into decay and are totally madequate to its ever-growing needs The out patient block of the new hospital was erected in 1928 and the service block m 1924, but the buildng of the proposed main hospital block of three storeys, to accommodate eighty six beds, has had to be postponed owing to lack of funds It is estimated that 250,000 taels are required to complete the building scheme The expenditure of this sum could be spread over a period of two or three years The interesting letter in wich the needs of this admirable institution were brought to the notice of the delegation is signed by twelve members of the Executive Committee which comprises nine foreigners (including the British consul general at Tien-tsm who is chairman) and three leading Chinese resi dents They call attention to the fact that Chinese and British medical men cooperate most harmoniously on the staff and on the governing body The claims of the hospital to a share in the Indemnity fund are strongly urged by prominent local Chinese One letter on the subject has been received by the delegation from the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Tien tsm, another from the Compradores' Association, two bodies which are adequately representative of Chinese opinion The following is a translation of the letter received from the second of the two bodies named ' We, the representatives of the Tien tsm Compradores' Association have the honour to request your Lordship's kind consideration of our proposed allocation of a part of the British Boxer Indemnity Fund for the completion of the building scheme of the Mackenzie Memorial Hospital,

Taku Eoad, Tien tam ' The Mackenzie Memorial Hospital is a pioneer institution of charnt in China, established entirely through British efforts It has done inestun able good work among the Chinese residng in the foreign concessions and the work done by this hospital has always been much appreciated b5 the local community ' In recent years, owing to the frequent occurrence of civil wars in the vicinity of Tien-tsm, the population of the foreign concessions has been ever on the increase, entailng much heavy work, which the hospital, with its present limited bulding and equipment, can hardly cope with Thus, the addition of a new bulding to the hospital becomes a thing of urgent neeessity ' As one of the best uses the Boxer Indemnity Fund may be put to is to devote a part of it to the admunistraton of charity through which the relations of the people of Great Britain and China may be greatly improved, we venture to solicit your kind assistance mi recommending our proposal to the favourable consideration of the authorities concerned, beheving hat, when the building scheme is evestually moteralmstd, the usefulness [158291 a

of the work done by the hospital will be felt not only by the sick people, but also by the whole community, as a medium through which infection may be avoided when an epidemic prevails 'We are, &c ' T Tu MInG (Chairman) ' SSHn (tVice-Chatrman)' 8 Petyang Women's Hospital, Tien-tsn This hospital was founded towards the close of last century when Yuan Shih-kai was Viceroy of Chihh, and it was through his influence that the necessary funds were obtained and the work inaugurated In its early days it was managed by the well known Yamne Kmn, one of China's most distinguished pioneer women doctors It was then the only charitable hospital for women and children in Tien-tsm In 1915 it had to be closed for lack of funds, but two years later it was reopened as a result of the efforts of Mr Yen Van-sun and other members of the board, and Dr Ida Kahn was placed m charge She was succeeded in the following year by Dr Is Yum Taao, who had already had six years of hospital experience at Nanking Under her supermtendence the hospital entered upon a very successful career, and it extended its nmistrations to women and children of all classes Fees are taken only from those who can afford to pay...

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