Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9789622099906
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207714 | DOI:

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This chapter discusses professionals in Hong Kong, such as newspaper editors, doctors, architects, and lawyers. These four types of professionals moved in and out of the service of the government as needed, but did not enjoy a high status in society. The Medico-Chirurgical Society is a learned society in Hong Kong with the purpose of furthering medical knowledge and was founded in May 1845. The final section of the chapter discusses the illnesses the doctors dealt with and their corresponding responses.

Keywords: professionals; Hong Kong; government; society; service; Medico-Chirurgical Society; illnesses; responses

Chapter.  5652 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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