The good doctor from Penang

Malaysian success: At the age of 31, Dr Wu led the successful fight against the deadly 1910-1911 pneumonic plague epidemic in Manchuria, China.

JUST as how the Covid-19 pandemic has ripped families apart, it has brought together others. One is the family of Dr Wu Lien-Teh, dubbed the “Plague Fighter”.

Born into a Malayan Peranakan family in Penang, Dr Wu was an English-educated Queen's Scholar and Cambridge University's first Chinese graduate medical doctor.

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