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Famous people from Wenjiang – Li Donghai

( chinadaily.com.cn )

Updated: 2014-08-08

Li Donghai (1857-1938), born in Yongquan county in Wenjiang district, Chengdu, was a famous doctor of traditional Chinese medicine.

Li had started to study medicine since he was a little child. He gained medical knowledge from six teachers and formed his own knowledge system. Li was especially good at throat diseases and traumatology. In 1892, cholera hit Wenjiang. Li developed an effective cure, saving hundreds of residents there.

He received more than 100 patients a day in his clinic. The medical fee depended totally on patients' willingness to pay – if the patients were too poor to pay for the treatment, he wouldn't charge them treatment fees and even gave them medicines for free.

Edited by Brian Salter

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