He is a hero in China, and a renowned surgeon in Canada who brought the two countries closer together.
He served in the British medical corps in WWI at the battle of Ypres.
In later years he became sympathetic to communism, and at the outbreak of WWII, he mobilized a Canadian medical unit embedded with the Chinese army.
His wife, Frances Campbell Penney, divorced him because of his lavish lifestyle.
Daniel Palmer is another well-known Canadian physician.