Kuan Huang

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Dr. Kuan Huang (1829–1878), the first Chinese person to study medicine abroad, a Cantonese who went to Edinburgh University in Scotland, and then disseminated what he had learned on returning to his native Canton. This brought about a new generation of doctors who saw a wealth of knowledge in Western medicine.

He studied at the University of Edinburgh between 1850 and 1855, and was an intern until 1857. Then he went back to Hong Kong and one year later he moved to Canton (Guangzhou) in 1858.

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