Taiwan Blackfoot Disease Socio-Medical Service Memorial House

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Coordinates: 23°16′10.4″N 120°07′25.5″E / 23.269556°N 120.123750°E / 23.269556; 120.123750

Taiwan Blackfoot Disease Socio-Medical Service Memorial House
台灣烏腳病醫療紀念館
Taiwan Blackfoot Disease Socio-Medical Service Memorial House (Taiwan).jpg
General information
TypeFormer clinic
LocationBeimen, Tainan, Taiwan
OpeningSeptember 2007
ManagementWang King-ho Culture and Arts Foundation
Website
www.blackfoot.org.tw

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.[1]

History[edit]

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.[2] After inauguration, the memorial house was taken over by the Wang King-ho Culture and Arts Foundation.[3]

Opening time[edit]

The memorial house is opened from Thursday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. free of charge.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liu, Wan-jyun; Hetherington, William (8 July 2016). "Cultural awareness, government drive spurring museum growth in Tainan". Taipei Times. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Taiwan Black-foot Disease Socio-Medical Service Memorial House". Ministry of Culture, Local Cultural Museum. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  3. ^ "台灣烏腳病醫療紀念館-紀念館簡介".
  4. ^ "台灣烏腳病醫療紀念館-紀念館簡介".