Preserving a Proud Legacy

March 2022 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
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I ENJOYED READING the article Wu Lien-Teh: The Father of Modern Medicine in China by Koh King Kee when it was first published in Penang Monthly’s February 2013 issue (It was later republished in the November 2019 issue). During the Covid-19 pandemic, this public health hero was once again celebrated for his fight against the Manchurian plague of 1910-1911, and his pioneering of the face mask. This fact appeared as a Google doodle on March 10, 2021. The caption read “Dr. Wu...

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