Hans Müller (physician)

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Dr. Hans Müller
Born (1915-01-13)January 13, 1915
Zietenstr. 11, Düsseldorf-Golzheim, Germany
Died December 4, 1994(1994-12-04) (aged 79)
Beijing, China
Resting place Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery, Beijing, China
Occupation Medical Doctor
Known for German-born Jewish Doctor who was a medical doctor in China since 1939
Research effort into hepatitis B and development of a vaccine
Vice President of Beijing Medical University
Spouse(s) Kyoko Nakamura
  • Simon Fred Müller (died 1952) (father)
  • Henriette Müller (died 1949) (mother)

Dr. Hans Müller (January 13, 1915 – December 4, 1994, Chinese: 汉斯 米勒博士; pinyin: Hànsī Mǐlèbóshì) was a German-born Jewish physician who immigrated to China and made contributions to improving health care in China over several decades. Müller contributed in the research effort into hepatitis B and development of a vaccine, in addition, he became the Vice President of Beijing Medical University in China.

Early life[edit]

Hans Müller was born in Düsseldorf-Golzheim, Germany as the only child of Henriette Müller née Ballin (a niece of the shipping magnate Albert Ballin, died 1949) and Simon Fred Müller (died 1952). His father owned an electrical goods factory in Düsseldorf. Because he was Jewish, Simon Fred Müller was held captive in the Theresienstadt concentration camp from 1942 to 1945. Hans Müller went to study medicine at the University of Basel, Switzerland from 1933 to 1939.


Hans Müller left Switzerland in April 1939 and traveled to Hongkong via Marseille. During June and July of the same year, he made his way to Yan'an via Nanning, Guiyang, Chongqing, Chengdu, Baoji, and Xi'an. In Yan'an, he worked in the emergency room of the International Peace Hospital. He held medical posts in the Eighth Route Army and the People's Liberation Army.[1] After the war, he held a position in the Changchun Hospital. The further stages of his career were an appointment as Professor at the Shenyang Medical College, where he later served Dean and head of pediatrics, an appointment as Professor of Internal Medicine at Beijing's Jishuitan Hospital, and finally vice president of Beijing Medical University. He conducted research in the areas of pediatric medicine and hepatitis B.

Honors and awards[edit]

  • 1989 "Outstanding International Medical Worker. (Presented by the PRC Ministry of Health)


Müller was married to Kyoko Nakamura (中村京子) with whom he had a daughter (Mimi Müller, 米米, born 1950) and a son (Mi Dehua, 米德华, born 1952). [2]

In 1994, Müller died in China after a long history of heart disease. Müller is buried at the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery in Beijing. [2]


His personal artifacts have been donated to Anti-Japanese War Museum in Beijing, China. [2]


  1. ^ Pan Guang, Jews in China, China Intercontinental Press, 2005
  2. ^ a b c "'Tomb of Dr. Hans Müller in Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery' University of Maine maine.com". Retrieved Dec 20, 2016. 

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