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【明報月刊】今年,瑪麗醫院慶祝建院八十周年。一九三七年四月十三日,時任港督赫德傑為醫院主持開幕典禮,參與的社會賢達包括何東爵士、周壽臣爵士等,廣東省政府主席吳鐵城也遠道到賀。

新落成的瑪麗醫院樓高七層,有五個側翼,共有五百四十六張病牀,比它的前身國家醫院的二百二十六張牀,規模大了很多。以當年的標準看,醫院的設備和建築都很先進,有報章的社論更稱頌其為遠東最好的醫院。醫院冠以皇后之名,其地位自更不凡。

文:黃岐、苗延瓊、楊日華、尹浩鏐
文章日期:2017年6月

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