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the support of the then German Consul General Wilhelm Knappe who wanted to increase German influence in China through education and medical services. The hospital also received funds from Shanghai
(the circuit intendant for foreign affairs in Qing Dynasty), and prominent Chinese merchants including Ye Chengzhong, Zhu Baosan and Yu Yaqing,” Li says.
The hospital was renamed Paulun Hospital after the German doctor died of disease a day after his 47th birthday in 1909. In the news story regarding the change of hospital name, The North-China Herald says a few foreign residents, besides Germans, knew of the existence of the hospital which had become well-known to the Chinese.
“No more fitting memorial could be found to the name of one who gave up so much for others than to establish the institute for ever as the Paulun Hospital,” The North-China Herald reported.
Unfortunately the old buildings of the Paulun Hospital do not remain today. It’s possible that the huge extension part, designed in 1927 by Park Hotel architect Laszlo Hudec, is wrapped inside a modern surface added during a 1980s renovation.
When Hudec’s other hospital, the Country Hospital (the No.1 building of today’s Huadong Hospital), was unveiled in 1926, the anonymous donor endowed two wards each in memory of Shanghai’s departed philanthropists—the late Dr MeLeod and the late Dr Paulun “for wh the greatest respec report in the Chin 1926. In the 1950 was moved to Wuh ince and the site si used by the Shang Hospital which wa Second Military Me
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At the Fuxing Road campus, the red-brick buildings designed by a German architect are largely preserved and used by the University of Sh Science and Technology. — Zhang Xuefei