Article Abstract

Treating our patients with compassion & respect: interview with Dr. Zhaolin Lu of the Department of Endocrinology of Peking Union Medical College Hospital

Authors: Lili Liao, Han Zhang


A famous doctor in the Eastern Han Dynasty, to commemorate an old man who had transferred the medical knowledge and technology to him, hung a “drug gourd” outside his pharmacy as a sign of practicing medicine. Since then, “Hanging Gourd to Save Patients” (Xuan Hu Ji Shi) has became a proverb and also a mission for ancient and modern doctors.