LOTS 1550 - 1551
FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
The recipient of this painting is Wu Shishou (1904-1981), a native of Zhejiang. He studied medicine at the Zhejiang Medical school in 1924, later travelled to Tokyo University to obtain his Phd in 1928.
Following the Mukden Incident, Wu left Japan and returned to China, where he took up positions as a teacher in the Guangdong Military academy as well as the resident surgeon. He later left the academy and became the director of the Jiangsu hospital whilst practising and teaching surgery, moving to a teaching position at the Southeast Medical College in Shanghai in 1938 and various important medical positions in the years following.