Tuesday, May 18

Wu Lien-teh, the doctor who stopped an epidemic thanks to the mask and Google doodle pays tribute


Wu Lien-tea

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Wu Lien-teh went down in history as one of the pioneers in the use of the mask for epidemic control.

If there has been a main object in this global pandemic of covid-19, it is the mask.

But what is the origin of the also known as chinstrap or mask as a resource to help stop epidemics?

One theory points to the times of the so-called Manchurian plague, which affected much of China in the early 20th century.

One of the doctors who led the fight against this disease was Wu Lien-teh, and he was consider one of the forerunners dwearing a mask for medical procedures, especially of the mshell N-95.


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