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Patrick Manson: founding Dean of the HK College of Medicine for Chinese

Message from Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit

The Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, is pleased to present a guest lecture series – Conversations and Connections.

Professor KY Yuen
Henry Fok Professor in Infectious Diseases
Chair of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology

Date: February 28, 2014 (Friday)
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Cheung Kung Hai Conference Centre,
William MW Mong Block, Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road

Speaker Info:
Praised as “Asian Hero” by Time Asia Magazine, our well known and respected Professor Kwok-yung Yuen will share the story of another giant in the history of medicine in Hong Kong— the founder and the first Dean of HK College of Medicine for Chinese (the precursor of the Faculty of Medicine) Sir Patrick Manson.

Abstract of the lecture:
The Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese is the forerunner of the Faculty of Medicine and this University. The College was founded in 1887 by Patrick Manson who observed that many infectious tropical diseases require an animal vector transmission. This insect vector hypothesis was later confirmed in malaria and other tropical diseases, and thus laid the foundation for their control. Before leaving, he also established the Alice Memorial Hospital and Hong Kong Dairy Farm for supplying hygienic affordable milk to the needed. His humanistic quality in his pursuit for fairness, compassion, humility and excellence were demonstrated in his clinical service, medical education and scientific research.

Conversations and Connections is part of the core MBBS medical humanities curriculum. The topics link into the key themes of the curriculum: doctor and patient stories, history of medicine, culture spirituality and healing, and humanitarianism. This guest speaker series aims to delve into the diverse experiences and insight of those respected in and outside the practice of medicine to share lessons learned about medicine, life, and our own selves.

No registration necessary. All are welcome!

Up-coming Speakers

21-Mar-2014 Friday 10:30-12:00 Dr Joyce Lai
17-Apr-2014 Thursday 11:30-12:30 Dr David Siu