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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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Introduce

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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  3. 1 Average
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  1. 7 Families
  2. 1 Couples
  3. 0 Solo
  4. 1 Business
  5. 3 Friends
  • 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。
  • te-chang

    먀오리, 타이완

    Traveler type:

    가족

    留意開放時間

    Traveler rating:4 2017-08

    紀念館的開放時間僅從上午10點至下午4點,而且星期一、二、三不對外開放,有意前往參觀的民眾需留意開放時間以免撲空。
  • Voyager810411

    Traveler type:

    가족

    值得紀念的醫療紀念館

    Traveler rating:3 2017-05

    附近有遊客中心和長老教會;再遠處有北門教堂。紀念館展出當年代醫療環境的艱辛歷程,也紀念有愛心的醫師長年在此的貢獻。環境維護得很乾淨。遊客不多,有提供座位可歇一歇。

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