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The figurative title of this work does not indicate its actual purport. The subtitle is, however, a statement of the real nature of the book. The volume is a record of one hundred years of the work of the Canton Hospital, an institution which has had a notable career in China, contributing not only to the actual care of the sick but also to the advancement of medical science. Among the graduates of the school at Canton was Dr. Sun Yat-sen, famous statesman of China, who died of cancer on March 12, 1935. Particularly interesting are the biographies of some of the famous persons associated with the school and the hospital. Dr. Cadbury in his concluding chapter indicates his belief that there will always be a future for the foreign doctor in China, particularly as the expert who opens up fields in a way in which only the missionary doctor
At the Point of a Lancet: One Hundred Years of the Canton Hospital, 1835-1935. JAMA. 1937;108(4):327. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780040077035