Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Tung Wah Hospital

  • Hybridity in Hong Kong: the Tung Wah Hospital

    Angharad Fletcher Hong Kong, China   In his 1895 government report on the recent outbreak of bubonic plague, Dr Philip Bernard Chenery Ayres, last Colonial Surgeon of Hong Kong, berated the Tung Wah Hospital for its dangerous and insanitary conditions. Ayres listed the many “medical and surgical atrocities” he had witnessed within the walls of…