Thesis on general medical practice in the Chinese capital, with a special reference to the opium habit in China
Pritchard, Edward Thomas
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In writing my thesis, I have thought that some notes from my first seven years' medical work undertaken, as it was, in North China might not prove unacceptable. In the year 1886 I took charge of the Peking Hospital & Dispensary, with some private work outside. The Peking Hospital was an old established institution, well known throughout the capital & some of the districts surrounding it. There was therefore, from the first, a very large attendance of patients residing outside the city walls, as well as those living in the city itself. The great bulk of patients came from the northern province of Chihli, in which the capital is situated, but many came from other provinces and more distant parts of the empire.