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Taiwan Blackfoot Disease Socio-Medical Service Memorial House(烏腳病紀念館)

Traveler rating:4.5 12 Reviews

Sunday:10:00 – 16:00

4.5

Updated:2018-12-13

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During the period from 1950 to 1960, in the early period of Beimen township (北門鄉), due to the fact that it was located in a salt basin which made obtaining fresh water rather difficult, it was necessary to dig wells to obtain water. However, due to the fact that this water had been sitting as groundwater for a long period of time, it contained a large amount of heavy metals, and it brought with it increased prevalence of Blackfoot Disease. Under this illness, toes would begin to darken and ulcerate, with the illness then spreading from the toes. The only way of treating this disease was amputation. In the early days, the villagers had poor access to medical information, and were of the belief that this disease was caused by evil spirts. However, by 1960, with support from the medical community and church, a free clinic was set up. This Blackfoot disease focused clinic was situated within the Jin-he Clinic (金河診所), run by Doctor Wang Jin-he (王金河醫師); who would provide free medical treatment for those suffering from this illness. Within the space of a few decades, the prevalence of Blackfoot Disease had completely disappeared, and there is fond recollection of the help provided for the people of this barren land. As a consequence, this memorial hall has been set up backing onto the rear of the original clinic ward, now known as Little White House (小白宮) due to its pure white appearance.

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TEL +886-6-7862012

Address Beimen Dist., Tainan City Taiwán, R.O.C

Category Local Gallery

Opening Hours Free entry, 9:00~17:00, Closed Monday and Tuesday

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Traveler rating:4.5 12 Reviews Write a Review

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  1. 7 Families
  2. 1 Couples
  3. 0 Solo
  4. 1 Business
  5. 3 Friends
  • wang2383

    台灣龍井

    Traveler type:

    商務出差

    烏腳病之父王金河醫師

    Traveler rating:5 2019-04

    以前來此只是走馬看花,雖然知道烏腳病,但因被周遭的水晶教堂,北門遊客中心吸引,少花時間好好參觀,此次因團體旅遊,有導覽和看王金河醫師的影片介紹,加上王醫師的女兒現場解說,更發現王醫師的偉大。來北門應該...
  • t86841283

    台灣高雄

    Traveler type:

    家庭式

    重要的醫療史

    Traveler rating:5 2018-03

    在濱海國家風景區遊覽時,別忘了移動腳步到這個比較少有人來的景點,卻記錄了台灣一頁重要的醫療史。旁邊還有當年的手術室及醫院,還有一個教堂,見證早期教會系統在台灣醫療作的努力。
  • jui-chen H

    타이페이, 타이완

    Traveler type:

    가족

    寧靜的好地方

    Traveler rating:4 2018-02

    這北門只是一個小鄉村,但卻隱藏著一個這樣的好地方,一間小小的紀念館,是用舊醫院改造,環境整理的相當好,天氣好時,可以拍到很美麗純樸的照片,也有可以看紀錄片的地方,工作人員很熱心,是一個可以過來看看的景點,只是不開車很不方便!
  • H6537ZP_

    Traveler type:

    친구 동반 여행

    充滿感動、具有歷史意義的紀念館

    Traveler rating:5 2017-12

    在這能看見早期台灣烏腳病的歷史,很難想像以前曾發生過這些事,看著紀念片中的描述,彷彿一切歷歷在目,讓人感動及尊敬的是那些為了醫治烏腳病而奉獻的人,順帶一提,即使參觀的只有我與友人,駐守的工作人員也是很詳盡的為我們講解這段歷史過往,很值得來參觀的一個紀念館。
  • Yi Jung C

    Traveler type:

    가족

    台灣烏腳病醫療紀念館

    Traveler rating:4 2017-06

    每週一至週三公休。非常有紀念性的地方,看了導覽影片後,更深刻了解這段歷史及相關人物,導覽奶奶當天還額外述說了許多當時的事件,令人動容。

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