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DS Crawford
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Volume 36: Issue 4: 2006




Much  has  been  written  about  medical  missionaries  in  China, but  not much has been published about other Western doctors who practised there in the nineteenth  century.   James  Watson  of  the  Imperial  Chinese  Maritime  Customs Service,  the  first  Western  doctor  to  practice  in  northeastern  China,  was  an Edinburgh medical graduate and served in Newchwang, from 1865–1884. He then returned to practice in Britain, where he died in 1926.