Central Hospital of Wuhan

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Central Hospital of Wuhan
Simplified Chinese武汉市中心医院
Traditional Chinese武漢市中心醫院
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese武汉市第二医院
Traditional Chinese武漢市第二醫院

The Central Hospital of Wuhan (Chinese: 武汉市中心医院) is a tertiary hospital located in Jiang'an District in Wuhan, Hubei, China.[1] It was established in 1880 as a clinic under the Hankow's Catholic church. In 1893, it was later expanded and renamed as Catholic Hospital.[2]

Notable staff

The hospital was where staff ophthalmologist Dr. Li Wenliang became aware of a viral outbreak that was later linked to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic in China and beyond. Li later contracted the virus from a patient and died at the hospital on February 7, 2020.[3][4]


  1. ^ "医院简介-武汉市中心医院". Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  2. ^ Commerce, United States Bureau of Foreign and Domestic; Arnold, Julean Herbert (1919). Commercial Handbook of China ... U.S. Government Printing Office.
  3. ^ Hegarty, Stephanie (2020-02-06). "The Chinese doctor who tried to warn others about coronavirus - BBC News". BBC News. Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  4. ^ Staff, Writer (2020-02-07). "Coronavirus: Chinese doctor who tried to warn of outbreak dies from virus". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2020-02-27.

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