WU LIEN-TEH The Father of Modern Medicine in China

By Koh King Kee

February 2013 PENANG PROFILE
main image
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 secondary education at Penang Free School. At 17, he was admitted to the Emmanuel College, Cambridge under the prestigious Queen's Scholarship, where he completed his medical degree...

Subscribe to our e-archive to read our older articles.

Koh King Kee