Hubert Gordon Thompson

1878 - 1953

Hubert Gordon Thompson (24 February 1878 Tranmere, United Kingdom – 13 Februaey 1953, Appledore) was an English surgeon, medical missionary, author, photographer, and explorer. Thompson established a hospital in Kunming, China, that would eventually before a modern Children's Hospital. While working in Shanghai, he performed significant medical research as well as Red Cross wartime relief work. For his expedition in Tibet and Inner Mongolia, King George V presented Thompson with the Gill Memorial Award on behalf of the Royal Geographical Society. For his medical work in China, Thompson was awarded The Order of Brilliant Jade by President Chiang Kai-shek in 1941. Source: Wikipedia (en)


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