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Isabella Fisher Hospital was located in Tientsin, China. Built in 1881 and opened in 1882, it was founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church. Leonara Howard King, M. D. was in charge of a small hospital for women in Peking at the time of the serious illness of Lady Li, the wife Li Hongzhang, Viceroy of the province of Chih-li. At Dr. John Kenneth MacKenzie's suggestion, she was invited to visit Tientsin by Li Hongzhang, in order to make an examination, deemed important by the European local surgeons, but which Chinese etiquette forbade their undertaking; the result was in all respects satisfactory, Howard continued to act with Drs. Mackenzie and Irwin until the patient's complete recovery. Lady Li became attached to Howard, protested against her return to the capital. Friends in Tientsin urged her to fall in with what seemed to be a providential opening which might lead to great results, she yielded, despite the adverse judgment of most of the members of her own mission. Shortly after this the Viceroy placed 200 taels per month at Dr. Mackenzie's disposal for medical work.
From the first, medicines were dispensed both to men and women at a large temple, some four miles distant from the missions. But it was impossible to deal with serious surgical cases at such a distance. Hospital buildings, with wards for inpatients near at hand, became a necessity. Armed with an official imprimatur, encouraged by promise of help from the Viceroy if needful, a subscription list was opened, and, as the result, the London Missionary Society built a well-equipped hospital, the Tientsin Mission Hospital and Dispensary, with wards for about 40 in-patients, a medical school attached, the money value of, about 5,000 taels, besides an considerable endowment fund—the whole of which has come from native sources, but this course was not open to Americans. It was hardly feasible to have two such subscription lists going at once. Besides local public opinion would hardly favor a hospital for women. Just at this time, an American, having money which he wished to use in the work, wrote to the Tientsin Committee of the Methodist Episcopal Mission, offering a sum for an orphanage, if desired.
The reply was. At once the gentleman wrote, undertaking to bear the entire expense of the erection and furnishing of suitable buildings; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: A. Foster's Christian Progress in China: Gleanings from the Writings and Speeches of Many Workers Foster, Arnold. Christian Progress in China: Gleanings from the Writings and Speeches of Many Workers. Religious Tract Society. P. 189