International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

The Shanghai Skin Clinic 1931

Shanghai (China)

Members of the Chinese Mission to Lepers, 1931, and Dr W Wade

Members of the Chinese Mission to Lepers, 1931, and Dr W Wade

The National Leprosarium in Shanghai suffered from the Japanese occupation of the city. The asylum was situated in an area where “exceptionally severe fighting took place.” At first the buildings remained intact, and only the equipment was looted, but eventually they asylum was forced to resituate itself on three occasions. The French and British and other international groups who had been providing care for people with leprosy banded together under the Chinese Mission to Lepers. Other asylums were able to keep going. The 200 people in the Nanchang asylum, Kiangsi, carried on despite repeated bombing from the planes.

 

The Shanghai Skin Clinic 1931

The Shanghai Skin Clinic 1931

Notes

*1 “Siao Kan Leper Home” Opened by Dr G John in April 7th 1895 (Unpublished) The Leprosy Mission Archives, Brentford, UK.

 

Sources

Oi Ki Ling, The Changing Role of British Protestant Missionaries in China: 1945-1952 (Madison NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1999) p. 26

Correspondence from H Fowler to W Bailey April 24, 1914 TLMI Archives Brentford

Shanghai Leprosy Clinic, Dr W Wade, Mr Lee, and Dr Wu Lien-Teh

Shanghai Leprosy Clinic, Dr W Wade, Mr Lee, and Dr Wu Lien-Teh

 Correspondence from W Bailey to H Fowler May 18, 1914. TLMI Archives Brentford

Editorial, The Leper Quarterly: The Official Organ of the Chinese Mission to Lepers, 1 (1927): 1-4.

Leper Quarterly 2.1 (March 1928): 1

“A report of my trip to South China”, The Leper Quarterly, 1 (1927): 13-28.

Leper Quarterly 2-3 (1928-1929 ): 21

“Obituary” British Medical Journal August 25, 1951, p. 501.