Taiwan Blackfoot Disease Socio-Medical Service Memorial House
|Taiwan Blackfoot Disease Socio-Medical Service Memorial House|
|Location||Beimen, Tainan, Taiwan|
|Management||Wang King-ho Culture and Arts Foundation|
The Taiwan Blackfoot Disease Socio-Medical Service Memorial House (Chinese: 台灣烏腳病醫療紀念館; pinyin: Táiwān Wūjiǎobìng Yīliáo Jìniànguǎn) is a former clinic building in Yonglong Village, Beimen District, Tainan, Taiwan.
The memorial house used to be a clinic for Wang King-ho, a doctor who had fought against blackfoot disease for 25 years by offering free medical services to patients from Beimen and the surrounding regions. Tainan County Magistrate Su Huan-chih and Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Ye Tzer-shan then proposed for the reconstruction of the clinic into a memorial house to preserve the history of the disease in Taiwan. Construction began in November 2006 and ended in September 2007. It was then opened by President Chen Shui-bian in end of September of the same year. After inauguration, the memorial house was taken over by the Wang King-ho Culture and Arts Foundation.
The memorial house is opened from Thursday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. free of charge.
- Liu, Wan-jyun; Hetherington, William (8 July 2016). "Cultural awareness, government drive spurring museum growth in Tainan". Taipei Times. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
- "Taiwan Black-foot Disease Socio-Medical Service Memorial House". Ministry of Culture, Local Cultural Museum. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
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