WU LIEN-TEH: The Father of Modern Medicine in China

By Koh King Kee

November 2019 PENANG PROFILE
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 This article first appeared in our February 2013 issue.In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we put together for you in this issue some of our most memorable articles.Virtually unknown to most Malaysians, Penangite Dr Wu Lien-Teh was a highly respected epidemiologist and plague fighter in the international medical fraternity. His life story and his heroic feats remain the stuff of legend.Born in Penang in 1879 to a family of immigrants from Taishan, China, Dr Wu Lien-Teh received his primary and...

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