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Forgotten SoulsA Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery$
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Patricia Lim

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099906

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.001.0001

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Professionals

Professionals

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(p.143) Chapter 6 Professionals
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Forgotten Souls
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Patricia Lim

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0007

This chapter discusses professionals in Hong Kong, such as newspaper editors, doctors, architects, and lawyers. These four types of professionals moved in and out of the service of the government as needed, but did not enjoy a high status in society. The Medico-Chirurgical Society is a learned society in Hong Kong with the purpose of furthering medical knowledge and was founded in May 1845. The final section of the chapter discusses the illnesses the doctors dealt with and their corresponding responses.

Keywords:   professionals, Hong Kong, government, society, service, Medico-Chirurgical Society, illnesses, responses

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