Rangoon College - Rangoon - 1929
Commissioner's Rd, Rangoon.
Situated just across the road from Rangoon General Hospital (see my photo at www.flickr.com/photos/23268776@N03/2343526802/in/set-7215... ), this is the campus of Rangoon Medical College. Prior to its inception, local would-be doctors had travelled to either Bombay, Calcutta or Hong Kong to study and train as doctors. Medical studies in Rangoon had started at the hopital in 1923 and had expanded to these premises in 1929. The foundation stone of the building was laid in 1927 by the then Governor of Burma Sir Harcourt Butler GCIE, KCSI, ICS. Before WWII it was considered the foremost medical institution in the Far East. The war years, however, brought chaos to Rangoon and although the buildings remained intact, records, books and other materials were lost.