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Yuyuan Garden

(fao.xm.gov.cn) Updated:2021-05-20

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Lin Qiaozhi, one of the founders of modern Chinese gynecology. [Photo/WeChat account: Xiamenshizhi]

Yuyuan Garden, which covers an area of 5,700 square meters, was built by the Xiamen Municipal People's Government in May 1984 to commemorate Lin Qiaozhi (1901-1983), China's top obstetrician and gynecologist.

毓园占地5700平方米,为纪念鼓浪屿的优秀女儿、人民医学家林巧稚大夫,厦门市政府于1984年5月修建此园。

Lin was born on Dec 23, 1901 on Gulangyu Island in Xiamen, East China's Fujian province. She was one of the founders of modern Chinese gynecology, the first Chinese director of the gynecological department of Peking Union Medical College Hospital, as well as the first female academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

林巧稚大夫于1901年12月23日出生于厦门鼓浪屿。她是我国现代妇产科医学的奠基人,是北京协和医院第一位中国籍妇产科主任及首届中国科学院唯一的女学部委员(院士)。

Though she was single throughout her life, she delivered more than 50,000 babies, including Yuan Longping, a leading agricultural scientist known as "the father of hybrid rice" in China. She was thus hailed the "guardian angel of mothers and babies". The Chinese word "Yu" in the garden's name, which refers to the bearing and raising of children, was chosen to pay tribute to Lin's contributions.

虽然一生没有结婚,林巧稚大夫却亲自接生了5万多婴儿,包括“杂交水稻之父”袁隆平。她被尊称为“万婴之母”“生命天使”“中国医学圣母”。毓园之"毓",就是培育养育之意。

The garden has a white marble sculpture of Lin and a 140-square-meter exhibition hall standing on the opposite side. The hall displays Lin's life stories and some of the articles she used. Located in the garden are also two hoop pines planted by Deng Yingchao, a leading female revolutionary and the wife of former Premier Zhou Enlai, in memory of Lin's pure and noble merits.

园中立着林巧稚大夫的汉白玉雕像,雕像对面有一座占地140多平方米的林巧稚大夫生平事绩展览馆,展出其生前用过的部分实物。邓颖超同志亲手在园中种植的两株南洋杉,象征着林大夫秀逸高洁的品格。

Add: No 102 Fuxing Road, Gulangyu Island, Siming district, Xiamen, Fujian province

地址:福建省厦门市思明区鼓浪屿复兴路102号

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