Archive | March, 2013

Life and works of a legendary plague fighter

The Sunday Times   21 November 2010 Story by LEONG WENG KAM   Senior Writer   The first comprehensive history of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in English was written by two young, Western-trained Chinese doctors in 1936, nearly 75 years ago. Today, this landmark publication, History Of Chinese Medicine, by Penang-born Wu Lien-teh and China-born Wong Chi-min […]

A Family Journey

By Ling Woo Liu Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 Read more:,9171,1921486,00.html#ixzz2NLNJG8mk My great-grandfather, Dr. Wu Lien-teh, was sitting down to dinner in Tianjin, a port city near Beijing, when he received a telegram. It was Dec. 19, 1910, and China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs had alerted him to an outbreak of deadly pneumonic plague near the […]

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