Professor Ping-Chin Fan MD, an eminent parasitologist, died in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China (ROC), on 2 September 2008 after a short illness. Dr. Fan, more commonly known to his friends and colleagues as PC, was a dedicated teacher and biomedical scientist. He was educated in China (People’s Republic of China), obtained his medical degree from ROC National Defense Medical College (NDMC) in 1948, and became a teaching assistant at the NDMC. During the 1960s he studied at Tulane University, the University of Michigan, and the National Institutes of Health in the United States. He returned to Taipei and in 1966 became professor and chairman of the Department of Medical Biomorphics. He retired as a colonel in the ROC army in 1976, left the NDMC, and became chairman of the Department of Parasitology at the National Yang-Ming University (NYMU) in Taipei. He remained in this...

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