New Bi­o­lake road named af­ter an­cient phar­ma­cist

Changjiang Weekly - - TOP NEWS - By Yang Fan

A new road named af­ter Li Shizhen, a med­i­cal sci­en­tist and phar­ma­cist of the Ming dy­nasty, will be open to traf­fic in Bi­o­lake, Op­tics Val­ley, in Au­gust.

Li Shizhen was a Hubei na­tive. To mark his 500th birth­day, the Wuhan Civil Af­fairs Bureau de­cided to name a road af­ter him in Bi­o­lake, where there is a medicine in­dus­trial park, as a fit­ting me­mo­rial.

It is not un­com­mon to see roads that are named af­ter peo­ple in Wuhan. For in­stance, Zhong­shan Av­enue and Huangx­ing Road are named to re­mem­ber revo­lu­tion­ary pioneers Sun Yat-sen and Huang Xing, re­spec­tively.

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