This is a pictorial biography of one of the most illustrious sons of Malaysia. Dr Wu Lien-teh (1879-1960) was a distinguished scientist and Cambridge-trained Chinese physician who, at the age of 31, was sent to Manchuria in the severe winter of 1910 to fight the terrifying pneumonic plague which then threatened the world and claimed a death-toll of 60,000 victims. The successful ending of this major plague epidemic, covering a distance of 2,000 miles from the north-western border of Siberia to Peking, within a short period of four months, brought him international fame and marked the beginning of almost thirty years of devoted humanitarian service to China.
This book contains more than 200 historically important photographs vividly depicting the medical scenes and anti-plague work in China during the years 1908-1937 that came from Dr Wu’s extraordinary private collection. Written with sensitivity and tenderness, this work is a worthy companion to Dr Wu Lien-teh’s autobiography entitled Plague Fighter: The Autobiography of a Modern Chinese Physician, published by W Heffer & Sons, Cambridge, in 1959.