State-of-the-art hospital ushers in a new era of Shanghai health care
Shanghai”s first Western hospital
The North-China Herald introduced the “new home” for the Lester Chinese Hospital on December 15, 1931. This “new building” still stands on the historic Shandong Road site of the hospital, which was Shanghai”s first Western hospital and retains its old Chinese name, Renji Hospital. This modern medical building was also one of benevolences left by legendary British billionaire Henry Lester who called himself a Shanghainese.
“Founded in 1844 by English medical missionary William Lockhart, this hospital started the history of Western medicine in Shanghai,” says medical historian Lu Ming from Shanghai No. 4 People”s Hospital.
Read more in Shanghai Daily.