Spotlight on: Dr. Wu Lien-Teh
LSTM alumnas and global health pioneer Dr. Wu Lien-Teh helped change the course of a plague epidemic in the early 20th century and promoted the use of masks as a public health tool.
As part of his training, he studied infectious diseases at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the Pasteur Institute in Paris.
By 1903, when he returned to Malaysia, Dr. Wu was one of the earliest people of Chinese descent to graduate as a medical doctor from the West.
Read the full New York Times article on Dr. Wu here.