Wu Lien-teh, who was the honorary medical director, wanted a “thoroughly modern hospital . . . a reminder to America that her sister republic is forging ahead” and one which would act as “a model civil hospital of China … to promote the interests of scientific medicine.” * : 80-90.
*Wu Lien-teh, Plague Fighter; the Autobiography of a Modern Chinese Physician. (Cambridge [Eng.]: W. Heffer, 1959): 460-2.