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2021 Taiwan Lecture: Health and History in the Sinophone World
May 2021 @ 11:00 - 12:00
Emergency Medical Services Evolution in Taiwan: Lessons learned from the past century
Prof. Frank Fuh-yuan Shih, National Taiwan University Hospital
Date and Time: Monday, 10th May 11:00 am -12:00 pm CET (s.t.)
Abstract: In this lecture, we will discuss another representative China-born medical expert, Dr. Yang Wen-ta’s experience for viewing the establishment and mechanism of the Americanized emergency care system of Taiwan during the KMT Authoritarian era. Dr. Yang Wen-ta, a notable Taiwanese medical expert, had served in Taiwanese military medical system for many years. As an alumnus of the Peking Union Medical College, Yang’s medical education background proves the strong connection of the medical system between modern China and the USA. Furthermore, as a mainland emigrant medical elite who has been to Taiwan with the retreat of the Nationalist Government, Yang played quite a significant role in the construction of the military medical institution, which shows how Mainland military medicine profoundly influenced and changed Taiwan’s local emergency care system under the KMT rule during the Martial Law time.
Prof. Frank Fuh-yuan Shih is Adjunct Assistant Professor, Doctor, and Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the National Taiwan University Hospital.