Constancy of Purpose
An Account of the Foundation and History of the Hong Kong College of Medicine and the Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong, 1887-1987
Publication Year: 1988
Published by: Hong Kong University Press, HKU
Table of Contents
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Foreword from the Chancellor
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Foreword from the Vice-Chancellor
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RECENT YEARS in Hong Kong have seen a number of centenary and other histories of Hong Kong institutions and companies. Some have been published privately, some have been published in the normal course and made available to the general public. All have made varying contributions to an understanding of the development of modern...
Chronology: The College of Medicine and the Faculty of Medicine, 1887-1987
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1. Introduction [Contains Image Plates]
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THESE WORDS were spoken by Dr (later Sir) James Cantlie, Dean of the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese (as it was then known), on the occasion of the award of certificates on 23 July, 1892, to the first two Licentiates of the College, Dr Sun Yat-sen and Dr Kong Ying Wa. Sun Yat-sen was, of course, later to gain fame...
2. The Background
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THE HISTORY of Western medical education in Hong Kong requires some account of the history of the Western penetration of China during the nineteenth century for the picture is not entirely one of colonialism or mercantile exploration and exploitation. It is also a history of the introduction of Western ideas, especially those of religion and...
3. The Introduction of Western Medical Education
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THE READER has to remember that, at the period of time which we have so far considered, the science of medicine as we understand it today was in its infancy and even the medical education which Colledge and Parker, Hobson and Lockhart had undergone was relatively primitive by comparison even with that which the College of...
4. The Alice Memorial Hospital and the Vision of a Medical School
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IT SHOULD now be clear that the idea of introducing Western medical education into China had been in the minds of many for some time. But it is never easy to pinpoint always either the first serious effort to introduce such things or the identity of the person who did so. So it was in Hong Kong...
5. From College to Faculty
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BUT AN educational institution conducted on premises not its own, without staff whose primary obligation was towards the aims of that institution, would never prove wholly satisfactory. So it was with the Hong Kong College of Medicine. Various efforts were made in the years following its foundation to provide it with its own...
6. Some Reflections on the College of Medicine
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IT IS appropriate at this stage to seek to draw a few conclusions about the early days of the College of Medicin�e. The College was not unique in its time as similar colleges were being opened under missionary auspices elsewhere in China. But it was highly significant in a...
7. The Question of Professional Recognition
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ONE BURNING issue over the years since the first two graduates passed out in 1892 (one, it is trite knowledge, being Sun Yat-sen) was the standing of the College's licence. It was not a qualification which was recognized according to English law at that time and the Medical Registration Ordinance of 1884 was not amended to take...
8. The Infant Faculty
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THE STORY of the founding of the University itself is, of course, another story altogether (and the reader may refer to The University of Hong Kong - The First Fifty Years to which reference has already been made) but the very existence and success of the College of Medicine was a foundation upon which to build. The travail...
9. The First Crisis -- Rockefeller and Salvation [Contains Image Plates]
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PROFESSOR EARLE had already shown his abilities and aims and had been the force behind the first major overhaul of the teaching system but unfortunately, as had been forecast some years earlier, the University was underfunded. Medicine was the single most important component part of the University yet it had neither the physical nor...
10. The Inter-War Years
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BRUNY ATE'S EFFORTS solved in the short term the immediate financial problems of the Faculty of Medicine and thereby opened the way for the teaching regime introduced by Earle to be realized. Indeed, the Rockefeller endowment was made on the understanding that it would be introduced...
11. The Test of War
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CHAPTER SIX of The First Fifty Years was written by Sir Lindsay Ride, then Professor of Physiology. It was entitled 'The Test of War' and dealt generally with the impact on the University of the disaster which struck Hong Kong when the Japanese invaded and conquered the colony in December, 1941. It also tells of the...
12. The Phoenix Arises from the Ashes
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AT THE conclusion of his chapter entitled 'The Test of War' in The University of Hong Kong - the First Fifty Years, Sir Lindsay Ride wrote that the phoenix had arisen from the ashes, and the University was no longer at war. In thus expressing his feelings, one wonders whether he was aware that, in China, the phoenix is seen as a...
13. The Emergence of the Modern Faculty
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THE NINETEEN FIFrIES were crucial years for Hong Kong, the University and the Faculty, as every effort was made to overcome the problems and shortcomings of the past. In 1949, the whole of China came under the domination of Mao Tse Tung and the...
14. The Faculty of Medicine Today [Contains Image Plates]
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THE FACULTY of Medicine consists today of thirteen departments and three units. The departments are: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Community Medicine, Medicine, Microbiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry and Surgery. The units are...
I. Committee for the Foundation of a College of Medicine in Hong Kong, 1887
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IV. Teachers transferred from the College of Medicine to the Faculty of Medicine, 1912
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V. University Offices held by Teachers in the Faculty of Medicine or by Hong Kong Practitioners
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VII. Succession Lists: Deans and Heads of Departments in the Faculty of Medicine
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IX. Doctors Honoris Causa connected with the College of Medicine or the Faculty of Medicine
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XII. Prizes in the Faculty of Medicine since the Second World War
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XIV. Endowed Lectureships and Visiting Professorships in the Faculty of Medicine
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XVIII. Staff of Academic Departments and Service Units of the Faculty of Medicine, 1987
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XIX. Biographical Index of Teachers and Persons connected with the College of Medicine and the Faculty of Medicine
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Page Count: 304
Publication Year: 1988