McCormick Hospital and the Medical Mission in Chiang Mai, 1889-1941

McCormick Hospital and the Medical Mission in Chiang Mai, 1889-1941

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Including a special visit to the new Prince Doctor Museum

We will begin with an illustrated lecture by Graham Jefcoate in which we’ll learn about the American Presbyterian Mission’s medical work from the arrival of Dr James W. McKean in 1889, through the opening of McCormick Hospital under Dr E. C. Cort in 1925, to the outbreak of the Pacific War in 1941.

Following a short break at the Mabel Cort Cafe, we will take a guided walk to explore some of the heritage buildings on the McCormick site. What can we find using the original hospital plans and photographs?

Finally, we will have the opportunity to visit the new Prince Doctor Museum in the former Superintendent’s House built in 1926. Rebecca Weldon will be our guide.

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