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Hubert Gordon Thompson

British surgeon

1878   -   1953

country of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
educated at: Victoria University of Manchester, University of Liverpool School of Medicine
occupation: surgeon

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Hubert Gordon Thompson (24 Feb 1878 Tranmere, United Kingdom – 13 Feb 1953, Appledore) was an English surgeon, missionary doctor, 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 Chaing Kai Shek in 1941.
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