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  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh's medals and decorations preserved and lost

    Personalities
    This photograph shows a board displaying medals and decorations received by Dr. Wu Lien-teh, a Penang-born physician. Out of the 11 awards and decorations listed four have been lost. Title devised by Library staff.
  • List of Queen's Scholars of the Free School, Penang

    Personalities
    This photograph shows a plaque listing the Queen's Scholars of the Free School, Penang. A Penang-born physician, Dr. Wu Lien-teh attended the school as Gnoh Lean Tuck. He is on the list, having been awarded the scholarship in 1896. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Special tribute in calligraphy summing up the widespread admiration of Chinese officials for Dr. Wu Lien-teh

    Personalities · Arts
    This special tribute in beautiful calligraphy sums up the widespread admiration of Chinese officials for Dr. Wu Lien-teh when he brought to an end the plague epidemic in Harbin by courageously ordering the first mass cremation in Chinese history and disposal of thousands of infected corpses by fire on 31...
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh during the cholera epidemic, Harbin, 1919

    Personalities
    This photograph shows Dr. Wu Lien-teh posing for a picture during the cholera epidemic in Harbin in 1919. He is wearing a uniform, with the Red Cross badge on his left sleeve. Both his hands are placed behind his back. This photograph was taken in the outdoors, with plants in...
  • Dr Wu Lien-teh conducting plague experiment with colleagues in the open field, 1921

    Personalities · Economy · Events
    Dr Wu Lien-teh, left. This photograph shows Dr. Wu Lien-teh, a Penang-born physician and another doctor conducting plague experiments in an open field. The experiments are conducted on animals which are kept in cages on the left. This photograph was taken in 1921, during the second epidemic of pneumonic plague...
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh with friends in Harbin, circa 1923

    Personalities
    Dr. Wu Lien-teh seated, centre. This photograph shows Dr. Wu, a Penang-born physician, with friends in Harbin, circa 1923. There are three gentlemen and five ladies. One of the men and four of the ladies are European. All are seated with three gentlemen in the front row. This was taken...
  • Liu and Chang, the two brave herbalists who stayed on at the plague hospital for three months and treated 2,000 patients, 1911

    Personalities · Politics and Government · Events
    This photograph shows Liu and Chang, two brave herbalists who stayed on at the plague hospital for three months and treated 2,000 patients in 1911. In this photograph they are with a medical personnel who is dressed in protective clothing covering all parts of his body except for the upper...
  • Exhibition of the Manchurian Plague Prevention Service during the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Chinese Eastern Railway, 1923

    Personalities · Events
    Dr. Wu Lien-teh is at the extreme left of the photograph. This photograph shows three men at an exhibition on the Manchurian Plague Prevention Service held as part of celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Chinese Eastern Railway in 1923. Photographs are displayed on the wall in the background....
  • American Red Cross workers passing through Harbin on the way home from the Koltchak Siberian Expedition, 1919

    Personalities · Organisations
    Dr. Wu Lien-teh (second from right), Dr. George Davis (extreme right) of Ottawa. This photograph shows Dr. Wu, a Penang-born physician and a Chinese man in changshan with three American Red Cross workers. The Red Cross workers were passing through Harbin on the way home from the Koltchak Siberian Expedition....
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh with Chinese and Russian officials in front of Taheiho Hospital, 1914

    Personalities
    Dr. Wu standing, second row, extreme right. This photograph shows Dr. Wu Lien-teh with Chinese and Russian officials in front of Taheiho Hospital. In all there are 25 men and five women. One of the women is in a kimono. Dr. Wu, a Penang-born physician, led the fight against plagues...
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh with Taheiho Hospital officials, 1914

    Personalities · Streets and Places · Economy
    Dr. Wu Lien-teh seated, left. This photograph shows Dr. Wu Lien-teh with Taheiho Hospital officials in 1914. In all there are four men and three women. Dr. Wu, a Penang-born physician, led the fight against plagues in China. Dressed in a suit Dr. Wu and another gentleman in changshan are...
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh and his research team travelling in horse-drawn carriages for plague investigation in Mongolia, 1911

    Personalities · Politics and Government · Events
    This photograph shows seven Siberian horse soldiers with a few non-soldiers. There are also two horse carriages. These soldiers accompany Dr. Wu Lien-teh, a Penang-born physician, and his research team on their plague investigations in Mongolia. Dr. Wu (second from left) and his team travelled in horse carriages . This...
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh working with Russians at Dalainor, 1921

    Personalities
    Dr. Wu Lien-teh, fourth from left, front. This photograph shows Dr. Wu, a Penang-born physician, with his team and Russians whom they worked with. There are six Chinese and four Russian men. This was taken outside a meeting room at Dalainor in 1921. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Plague times, Harbin, 1921

    Personalities · Events
    Dr. Wu Lien-teh, extreme right. This photograph shows seven medical officers and three men in uniforms in Harbin during plague times. The medical officers are in protective gowns that fully cover their bodies except their hands. The upper parts of the faces of the man on the left and Dr....
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh at the height of the cholera epidemic, Harbin, August 1919

    Personalities · Events
    The period coincided with the driest time of summer when there was the largest number of flies around. This photograph shows Dr. Wu Lien-teh, a Penang-born physician, standing among plants in the ourdoors. There is a Red Cross logo on the left sleeve of his white gown. This was taken...
  • Dr. JWH Chun, colleague of Dr. Wu Lien-teh

    Personalities
    Dr. Chun Wing-han. This photograph is a half-length portrait of Dr. Chun Wing-han wearing a suit. Dr. Chun is one of Dr. Wu Lien-teh’s assistant and a fellow Cambridge alumnus. Both were colleagues for over 30 years. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh on his way to Siberia for plague investigation, 1911

    Personalities · Transportation · Events
    Dr. Wu Lien-teh (extreme right), with Dr. Zabolotney (second from left), on his way to Siberia for plague investigation in a special train provided by the Russian-owned Eastern Railway, 1911. This photograph shows three men and an unidentified lady on the steps of a train. A Penang-born physician, Dr. Wu...
  • A portrait of Dr. Wu Lien-teh's friend, Shanghai, 1936

    Personalities · Arts
    This is a photograph of a portrait of a friend of Dr. Wu Lien-teh. This Chinese gentleman is in a suit. This was taken in Shanghai in 1936. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh's Chinese-Russian research expedition

    Personalities · Transportation
    The first of its kind in history. Dr. Wu Lien-teh, extreme right. This photograph shows the members of Dr. Wu Lien-teh's Chinese-Russian research expedition posing with a train. Dr. Zabolotney (right) is one of the two men standing on the ground while the others are standing on the steps of...
  • Dr. Wuh Lien-teh with Dr. Lim Boon-keng on board

    Personalities
    This photograph shows five gentlemen, all Chinese except for one European, on board a ship. Dr. Wuh Lien-teh, a Penang-born physician, and Dr. Lim Boon Keng, a businessman and medical doctor, are respectively first and third from the right. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Dr. Zabolotney and Chen during the expedition in Borzia , 1911

    Personalities · Economy
    This photograph shows a group of seven men and a girl outside a wooden house in a rural area. Dr. Zabolotney and Chen are beside the girl. Three of the men are on horses. Part of a carriage can be seen on the left. This was taken during an expedition...
  • Taheiho Hospital days, 1914

    Personalities · Streets and Places
    Dr. Wu Lien-teh sitting, extreme left. This is a group photograph of Dr. Wu Lien-teh with a group of 11 men and a woman.A Penang-born physician, Dr. Wu is in a dark suit. The other men are in suits, military uniforms or traditional Chinese costumes. The woman is standing at...
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh with District Superintendent, Harbin, 1911

    Personalities · Events
    This photograph shows Dr. Wu Lien-teh (left) with a district superintendent in Harbin in 1911. Dr. Wu was in Harbin to fight against a plague. Both men are in thick clothing and standing in a room. A calendar on the wall behind them shows it is the eighth of the...
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh with Russian colleagues, 1911

    Personalities · Events
    Dr. Wu Lien-teh, second from right. This photograph shows a group of Chinese and Russian men standing in front of a train. They include Dr. Wu Lien-teh with some of his Russian colleagues. Dr. Wu was in Harbin to fight against a plague. Some of the men are in uniform....