Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Hua Tse-jen 華則仁 (1927-1968+)

updated August 17, 2013.

b. February 2, 1901, Tientsin. Nankai High School 天津南開中學. Read mining at Nankai College 南開大學. Matriculated at HKU as a Hopei Provincial Scholar. MBBS, HKU December 1927. Registered to practice Hong Kong May 10, 1929 through 1937. HKU, Resident physician in several hospitals 1927-29. Medical Officer, Kailan Mining Administration in Tientsin 天津開灤礦務局 1929-37. Unit 2, League of Nations Medical Service, served in the interior of China 1937. Medical Superintendent, Lai Chi Kok Hospital 1938. Medical Superintendent, Kwong Wah Hospital 1940. Private practitioner 1948-68+, address 1: #19 Waterloo Road, Kowloon; address 2: 1/F, #510 Nathan Road, Kowloon 1968. Nursing Board wef. April 8, 1940 (vice Agnes Lilias Jenkins Dovey, resigned) through EOP. Volunteer works before and during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong 1941-45 [1]. President, HKCMA 1949-50. President, HKBMA 1951-52. Founding member of Anti-tuberculosis Association. Founder of Society of Boys’ Centers 香港扶幼會 1953. Founding member of Kowloon Rotary Club. Honor: OBE 1946; Hon.LLD, HKU 1968.
[1] Hua had provided free medical services at a number of refugee camps opened in Hong Kong prior to the fall of Hong Kong. He had assisted many internees during the Japanese occupation, and was imprisoned for a while by the Japanese for keeping a store of food and other supplies to be smuggled in the POW camps for the internees.
Selected bibliography: The Hong Kong Government Gazette, May 10, 1929, Notice #242; May 7, 1937, Notice #321.《香港年鑑》香港:華僑日報 (Hong Kong Year Book)。


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