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Google Doodle Honours Malaysian Doctor Who Designed The Original N95 Mask

today10 March 2021

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His name is Dr Wu Lien-teh and he was born in Penang on 10 March 1879.

He finished his medical studies in 1903 and joined the Institute for Medical Research in Kuala Lumpur as its first research student. A year later, he started his private practice on Chulia Street, George Town.

Google said that it is dedicating the Doodle to Wu for his invention that curbed the Manchurian plague, which occurred more than a century ago.

The plague, described as “apocalyptic”, affected Manchuria in…

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