序 PREFACE

 

您是否曾经寻思:西方医学文明在中国的起源?是谁将这第一颗火种传入中国大陆?请跟随我们一同走进这间颇具欧式风格的庭院,心中的谜团便一一掀开!

As one may question that where the origin of the western medicine is and who is the first one to light the fire of western medicine in mainland China, when you enter the European style building, here comes the answer!

 

 

1835 年,美国第一位传教士医生伯驾在广州十三行创办眼科医局,这便是著名的教会医院——博济医院的前身;便是中国近代最早的西式医院——如今的中山大学孙逸仙纪念医院。

In 1835, Peter Parker, the first U. S. medical missionary to China, opened the Ophthalmic Hospital at the Thirteen Alley in Guangzhou, which was rebuilt in 1859 after the Second Opium War by John Glasgow Kerr and renamed as the Canton Hospital (or Hospital of Diffusive Benevolence), the predecessor of the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital and the first western hospital in China.

 

这间古老的西医院横跨三个世纪,历经中国兴衰、强盛等一百多年的历史长河。她见证了西方传教士一把小小的“柳叶尖刀”撬开封闭的东方之门,见证了西方医学在中国以星星之火走向蓬勃发展的全部史实。

This historic western hospital passed two centuries, experienced the ten decades of Chinese history from decay era to powerful and prosperous contemporary age. She witnessed the historical evidence that the western medicine start from sporadic single spark to prairie fire and become the mainstay of modern medicine.