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The Lone FlagMemoir of the British Consul in Macao during World War II$
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John Pownall Reeves, Colin Day, and Richard Garrett

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9789888208326

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888208326.001.0001

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(p.61) Chapter VII Medical
The Lone Flag

John Pownall Reeves

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter discusses the medical services provided to the refugees. There was a shortage of doctors, so medical practitioners from Hong Kong were introduced and allowed to practise in Macao. The supply of medicines was also a problem, which was divided into two parts, prescriptions and stock. With limited resources in hand, the doctors and the consulate staff had to make a balance between using effective but expensive medicines and using other low-cost alternatives with the same effects. Measures were also taken to prevent abuses to the system.

Keywords:   Macao medical service, Hong Kong, John Reeves, World War II, British Consul, Japanese invasion, medical identity card

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